“The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example. ” ~ Mark Twain
Let me say upfront that I am not looking to start a debate. Rather, my interest is a discussion. I’m not looking for angry people who want to assault one another as they hide behind the computer screen of anonymity. I want honest, genuine contributions, comments, and yes, even criticism. Of course some will disagree with this statement (that’s all part of it) but I think that the church has been in a state of decline for some time now. Yes, there are pockets of wide-spread growth throughout the world. But here in America? Apart from the proliferation of the mega-church movement, attendance is declining and impact is waning. At least that is how it looks to me after over 2 decades of pastoral ministry. With each day we appear to be more rapidly losing our relevance in the world that surrounds us.
My question is simple. What would you change?