Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Here's The Deal with Larry Tomczak Re: In Such a Time as This, Should Pastors Avoid or Address Serious Issues?
"We need preachers who preach that hell's still hot, heaven's still real, sin's still wrong and the Bible is God’s Word" AW Tozer
An Absentee Church?
A pastor confessed to me a struggle that resonates with scores of pastors: "How do we hang on to Millennials? They're leaving in droves."
The reality is many don't see any real-world-relevance in the church. Issues of today aren't being addressed (while they sure are by an activist secular media). Because they observe an absentee church, they're increasingly absentee attenders.
New Testament writers didn't just preach in an expository way but targeted issues Christians faced. The Scriptures were applied in a contemporary, meaningful way.
The Ford/Kavanaugh hearings mesmerized millions. How many pastors seized the moment to instruct congregations on a biblically-informed understanding of conflict resolution, law and justice? Or did multitudes simply go on with their pre-planned 26-week sermon series on a book of the Bible or continue with uplifting, crowd-pleasing "How to be Happy, Healthy and Wealthy" motivational messages?
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