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“Unless these churches make some renovations, they will eventually be empty.” Source: 7 Churches Jesus Did Not Die For A helpful reminder that the church is not the latest fad or a generational preservation society. “You see, when Jesus died for the church, he died for men and women who would function as his hands […]






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Source: On Being an iPhone Pastor for a Typewriter Church | The Millennial Pastor This is yet another great blog post from The Millennial Pastor that gives a great insight into the great generational divide in the Church. While he looks at it from the Millennial/Boomer divide, its also true for many of us GenXers. […]






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Source: Being A Pastor in a 5-4 World by Rev. Travis Garner | Greater Things Are Yet To Be Done With the SCOTUS decision on marriage equality now a done deal, I have many friends celebrating the affirmation of legal marriage, including their own. Its a great day for them and I’m happy for them. […]






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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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Source: Christian: Are You Ready For Exile Stage Two? | Stephen McAlpine One of the most challenging articles on the future of the church that I have read in a long time.






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Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ – The Washington Post. Rachel Held Evans nails it again. Authenticity trumps cool for millennials.






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Are Christians Scheming Swindlers? – Bible Study and the Christian Life. Another fascinating article that I want to come back to and say more. However, this Kierkegaard quote sums it up. Søren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish philosopher, commented on this disconnect between belief and practice, “The matter is quite simple. The bible is very easy […]






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When Churches Want a Pastor Who Can “Bring In Young Families” . . . | achurchforstarvingartists. For those who still follow Wired Jesus, recent months have involved several hacks of the site since “the big one” of a year ago. I’m planning on a relaunch in May/June of Wired Jesus 2.0, complete with podcast and […]






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Nine Rapid Changes in Church Worship Services – ThomRainer.com. Very interesting study, although I would like to dig into the details more. If it is accurate, then it doesn’t bode well for midsize congregation like mine who now have to grow to 400+ weekly worshippers. If you are are worshipping under 100, you are dead […]






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“Gays,” the “American Church,” and 2 Severed Relationships – Jer Swigart. There is a fascinating conversation emerging among Evangelicals, an increasingly Millenial/GenX rejection of Boomer evangelicalism that is resulting in a rethinking of the viability of Protestant Christianity in its North American form. Triggered most recently by the World Vision fiasco, Jer is on target […]






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