Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Youth hate church, too. Not just men.

Acton Institute is a liberty and Catholicism thinktank that welcomes all Christians into their discussion about Religion and Liberty.

Today they quote Bonhoeffer, "Do not try to make the church relevant."

Ouch. What do these guys make of that quote?

The point is that most young adults quit church by the time they are 25.

Why?

And what about the churches and Christian organizations on campus?

Maybe they all ought to read some Bonhoeffer. Especially Grace Church (whom I support) might want to read this book, which states
"Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace."

1 comment:

Jeff said...

My favorite Bonhoeffer idea so far (paraphrased): "The church has become a bourgeois affair. The poor left long ago and only the privileged classes remain."

This is especially troubling considering the gospels. "The poor shall inherit the earth." Well the materialistically poor are spiritually poor, but not bodily poor. I'm pretty confident the bourgeoisie are poor in none of these, nor spiritually strong enough to inherit any reward. Causes me to rethink the age in which we are living.