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Source: Richard Rohr’s Meditation: Incarnation instead of Atonement A short but rather profound reflection on the meaning of the Incarnation versus atonement theologies. If I might say, the Franciscans are quite Lutheran in their theology.






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A hard, honest look at why people are really walking away from church. Source: Dear Church, Here’s Why People Are Really Leaving You An honest and sobering appraisal of the 21st Century Church. Baby Boomer contemporary has run its course. The tight binding of tradition and doctrine of 19th Century Revivalism and decision theology survives […]






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What leaving and returning taught me about church. Source: Why I Go To Church Even When I Don’t Feel Like It | RELEVANT Magazine






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Discover the real purpose of church. Source: Stop Waiting for Your Church to ‘Feed’ You | RELEVANT Magazine Its one of the most tired excuses pastors are given but this is good reflection on how we can better address it and raise up mature Christians. But it all flies in the face of our culture […]






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I was listening to a sports radio show on my way to church one morning. The two DJs were doing their usual bit of asking each other trivia questions. One of the DJs asked… Source: Ministry Matters™ | Why many welcoming churches are dying churches Welcoming is a passive activity, the “Field of Dreams” approach […]






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Several months ago, a Pew Research study sparked what almost seemed like shouts of glee from those eager to declare the impending death of Christianity in America. According to the report, Source: Are We Finally Witnessing The Death Of Christianity In America? | Zack Hunt Food for thought.






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Source: The church is not dying. It’s failing. There’s a difference. | Portfolio of Maggie Nancarrow The conversation of the decline and future of the North American Church continues

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Dear Church, I happen to be one of those millennials you keep reading about. I don’t think you really know me. Let me tell you a few things. Source: Dear Church: An open letter from one of those millennials you can’t figure out • Ponder Anew One to ponder.






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Many churches are just a few years away from dying and closing. Revitalization is an urgent need. Source: Eight Common Characteristics of Successful Church Revitalizations

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5 reasons why young people are seeking old ways of doing church. | Church in a Circle. Its an ongoing trend that I need to ponder more.






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