All posts tagged: prodigals

The Day God Ran

… But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him… There are four things about God you can rest assure about: you are never beyond God’s reach… you can not out run God… God will never stop pursuing you… His love for you is vast beyond all measure… Meditation: Luke 15:1-3. 13-32 Prayer: Lord help me to see you just as you are – full of love and compassion. Help me to respond with absolute trust that you will receive me just as I am. Amen!

Church Dropouts

A Bunch of Lazy Excuses According to researchers, Christian young adults are leaving church at an alarming rate. 38 percent of Christians ages 18 to 25 doubt their faith. At the age of 15, 57 percent said they were less active in church and 59 percent have dropped out all together. There are different reasons for the drift according to David Kinnaman, who writes extensively on the subject. What I want to do here is list six of the arguments young adults have made for leaving the church. This is a critique of the reasons young adults have given for leaving the Church. After each reason, I will share candidly what I think about it. This is not a critique of the book nor its author, but the reasons given to him by these young people. 1. The Church is too Overprotective. The church’s impulses toward creativity and cultural engagement are some of the defining characteristics of the Mosaic generation that are most obvious. They want to re-imagine, re-create, re-think, and they want to be¬†entrepreneurs, …