Wednesday March 5, 2014
Church shoppers. They’re derided as fickle, self-centered customers caught up in the toxic fever of consumerism. “People treat church and church programs like the mall,” said a church leader. “All they want is the latest shiny object and ‘what’s in it for me.’”
Tuesday February 25, 2014
A few months ago, Mark went to his pastor with an admission and a question. This 25-year-old man grew up in this church. He now sat with the only pastor he’s known. Haltingly, Mark told his pastor that he’s gay.
Tuesday February 18, 2014
As they filed out of church, several adults slapped the children's minister on the back and said the same thing: "I got more out of that children's message than I did out of the rest of the service."
Note to staff: They meant it.
Tuesday February 4, 2014
The men have decided. Church is not for them.
Increasingly, men and boys are abandoning their congregations. As we conducted the research for our recent book Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore we noticed men were leading the exodus.
Wednesday January 29, 2014
The evidence mounts. We’re learning why so much preaching and teaching produces thin results in the lives of the recipients. It’s not due to the speaker’s lack of charisma, or failure to prepare, or theological imprecision. It’s not due to the irrelevance of the message itself. It’s as relevant as ever.