This post from a prolific local scribe isn't inspiring but, instead, offers us a glimpse at progressive frustration with religious institutions as more young people forgo this faith-based institutions altogether.
Take a peek . . .
"It's not that the church (h)as a mission; rather, it's that the mission has a church. And if the church gets in the way of the mission, it will need to change or turn the task over to someone else."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Today we consider once more the diminishment of American Christianity -- in membership, in influence, in various ways -- from both a Protestant and a Catholic perspective. First, this opinion piece from Religion Dispatches suggests that we can learn more...
Related reading an an article I liked just a bit more . . .
Sometimes, I hate talking to my friends, and not just because so many of them are imaginary. (No offense, Mr. Whiskers.) You get together for lunch, or drinks, or for a drinking lunch as required by media guild bylaws, and next thing you know, it becomes a "didja-read" fest, as illustrated in this Portlandia scene: There is much to read, perhaps too much.
You decide . . .