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It seems all-too-often our churches are actually causing more damage than good and the statistics are showing a staggering number of millennials have taken note.
According to this study (and many others like it) church attendance and impressions of the church are the lowest in recent history and most drastic among millennials described as 22-35 year olds.
As I sat in a our large church’s annual meeting last month, I looked around for anyone in my age bracket. Tuning in and out of the 90 minute state-of-the-church address, I kept wondering to myself, A deep-seated dissatisfaction has been growing in me and, despite my greatest attempts to whack-a-mole it back down, no matter what I do it continues to rise out of my wirey frame.
It’s all the more pronounced when you stop and think about Paul’s circumstances. He was getting up in years and his health was probably not great.
From Philippians, written during the same imprisonment, we learn that fellow Christians in Rome were attacking Paul.