Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Living Spiritual Rhythms - April 1

Seems like much of what has been known as “church” in the West will skip at least a generation. The declining church is in big trouble. Younger people are turning away in droves, while even those with a long history of church involvement are having serious questions about its sustainability. In not being able to realize that the Jesus that it so arrogantly assumes is on its side is actually out to contradict the consumerism, privilege, and nonsense it stands for, the deal is done and it’s unlikely that much will change in the near future. But this may indeed be for the best, as out of the ruins new forms of church will arise that are hopefully more gracious, loving, and open minded, and thus closer to the gospel than what preceded them.