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Three Things That Don’t Happen At A Relevant Church

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(Stained Glass and Relevance, Part 2) When I see followers of Christ disengage from the church, I start to worry. About them, yes, but more about the church. That is especially true when I hear them say they find the church largely irrelevant to what God is doing in their lives and in the world. Irrelevant. A really, really important word. I have to confess that I have not worked out all it means to be relevant, but I think I know it when I see it. I also know what it is not, and it seems that is where …

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Stained Glass and Relevance

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This is not another post on the topic Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church. I may join that conversation at some point, but not today. Instead, I want to talk about three good friends of mine; all friends for a long time. All men in their fifties. They are serious followers – not just Believers but Followers of Christ. Daily study of Scripture, raising godly families, really living the Christ life. Very concerned about their impact in this world. Compassionate, generous. All very engaged in local churches since childhood. All have stopped attending church. When I read the millennials discussions, …

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