A lot has been written in the past week about why the generation of millennials are leaving the church and what needs to happen to reverse that trend. Here are 3 articles that speak into this topic:
- Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church by Rachel Held Evans
Rachel’s article appeared on CNN’s Belief Blog last week and drew lots of attention and reactions. You can learn more about Rachel via her website (I think you’ll enjoy reading her blog, books, and following her on Twitter).
- How to Keep Millennials in the Church? Let’s Keep Church Un-cool by Brett McCracken
Brett’s article was written to respond to and counter some of what Rachel shared. It appeared on The Washington Post website. You can learn more about Brett here.
- Rachel and Brett, You’re Both Wrong by Jonathan D. Fitzgerald
Jonthan’s article is a clever piece written to show how the first two are both wrong (sort of ). I think you’ll enjoy it too. You can find out more about Jonathan and his work here.
Related article from a friend: here is one more article written a few months ago from a millennial who is a member at the church I work for (she shares why she still believes in the church): Here’s the Thing About Church by Sarah Brooks.
Your turn… What are some resources you’ve seen on this topic and what are your thoughts about these 3?