Why Youth Stay in Church When They Grow Up – This is worth reading. The three main points are these. 1) They are converted. 2) They have been equipped, not entertained. 3) Their parents preached the gospel to them.
What the New Atheists Don’t See – “The British parliament’s first avowedly atheist member, Charles Bradlaugh, would stride into public meetings in the 1880s, take out his pocket watch, and challenge God to strike him dead in 60 seconds. God bided his time, but got Bradlaugh in the end. A slightly later atheist, Bertrand Russell, was once asked what he would do if it proved that he was mistaken and if he met his maker in the hereafter. He would demand to know, Russell replied with all the high-pitched fervor of his pedantry, why God had not made the evidence of his existence plainer and more irrefutable. And Jean-Paul Sartre came up with a memorable line: “God doesn’t exist—the bastard!””
Male sexuality and marriage-onlyism — or, actually… – “Anyone thinking the ‘male sexuality’ battle is over & done, we still have a long way to go. Marriage-onlyism, even when delivered with trendy clothes & a cool haircut, is still merely the oppression of men. My heart aches to see younger men grow up free from this teaching, so they don’t have to doubt their sexual gifting, their equality in the Body of Christ, or their equality within society.” You must read the whole article (it’s not long!) for that to quote to really mean what it ought.
It Only Takes One Generation for a Church to Die – It’s important that we not take our churches for granted. This is why.