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Millennials–young adults 30 and younger–like socialism. 85% of that cohort in Iowa and New Hampshire voted for socialist Bernie Sanders, and a majority (53%) in one poll favor socialism over capitalism. At the same time, 64% of this age group do not want the government running the economy, preferring instead the workings of the “free [Read More…] . . . Read All
Johanna Johnson, President of Students for Life at Butler University
We blogged about Rachel Held Evans, her point that Millennials can’t stand the church growth efforts to reach them and how the Sacraments are what make the church relevant. David French observes that what she is really calling for are churches that are “traditionally progressive,” keeping the old forms while changing orthodox teachings on theology [Read More…] . . . Read All
Robert Burns prayed for the power “To see ourselves as others see us!” (To a Louse). So I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings here. But it is surely helpful for a church trying to be contemporary to see how actual contemporaries are responding to their efforts. Matt Walsh, a young guy of the sort [Read More…] . . . Read All
Hear what Rev. Craig Donofrio has to say today!
Adriane Heins of The Lutheran Witness and Pr. Jonathan Fisk of Worldview Everlasting “Broken: 7 ‘Christian’ Rules Every Christian Ought to Break as Often as Possible” by Jonathan Fisk Worldview Everlasting The Lutheran Witness “Hello, My Name is Single” by Adriane Dorr Heins
Today’s young adults are looking for a real Jesus, not a faddish Christ who buckles at every hint of cultural, social, economic and political headwind. . . . Read All
Dr. Beverly Yahnke of Concordia University Wisconsin Doxology: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel
With guests Paula Isakson and Rev. Dr. Anthony Cook.
I have noticed that my Facebook feed that there is great concern over how to keep amillennials in the Church. My own district in the LC-MS has identified this as the prime concern upon the minds of the clergy and laypeople. Let me offer three ways to keep amillennials in the Church. 1) Keep them away from false teachers. Amillennials are really only likely to leave the church if they become enamored with false teachers like Lahaye and Scofield who embrace false eschatologies. Such false teachers encourage people to use such questionable interpretative methods such as: Using the unclear passages in the Scriptures to lampoon the clear passage in Scripture. Deny the clear words of Jesus through speculation into the . . . Read All
Youth Ministry Symposium 2014: Faith, Values and Millennials — with guest speakers Hilary Davidson, Dr. Patricia Herzog, and DCE Tom Couser.
Brett McCracken, author of “Hipster Christianity” “Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide” by Brett McCracken “How to Keep Millennials in the Church” by Brett McCracken