Perhaps it was out of anger. Maybe a little bit of frustration or a deep despair. Many of our friends just couldn’t handle a Trump victory. So they lashed out at their Facebook friends who did vote for Trump and impulsively did what they felt was the right thing to do: They unfriended them. Now they realize what they have done and regret it but are too ashamed of their own intolerance to ask to be friends again.
Don’t worry! The National Re-Friend Day has been set for February 14th, 2017. Come back friends, you are all welcome!
The Barna Group just came out with a new research report. In it, they describe six mega-themes relating to the state of the church in America. I want to discuss two of those themes here. I believe they have a cause and effect relationship. I also believe that the Seeker-Sensitive church model is directly responsible for the findings detailed in the Barna Report.
Barna says: “Change usually happens slowly in the Church. But a review of the past year’s research… provides a time-lapse portrayal of how the religious environment in the U.S. is morphing into something new.” Stop for a moment and think about what you just read: Christianity in America is morphing into something new.”
Is the American church morphing into something better and more God honoring? The findings in the Barna Report would argue in the negative. Here’s two of them: Read the rest of this entry