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#4: The Prideful Prioritization of Conformity Over Unity

Due to recent events in our country, the pandemic, political elections, and fear, many churches have moved to conformity over unity. Honestly, this is sad and does not look like the Kingdom of God in the world today. People don't want to be taught from a pulpit or lectured. They want to contribute to the discussion. They want to share their struggles, thoughts, and what they are learning. They want to hear other people's stories, struggles, and discoveries. They want to sit around a table, share a meal, and be in authentic, genuine faith communities where they won't be judged or vilified for their questions or beliefs from a different faith background.

#3: High-Performing Christians are Simply Burning Out

This is part 3 of a 5 part series of blogs that are responding to Joe Terrell’s article on Carey Nieuwhof’s website titled: “5 Real Reasons Young People are Deconstructing Their Faith”. You can also see my previous blogs on my website philsteiner.net/blog. Why would a high performing-Christian deconstruct their faith? But read that phrase again: … Continue reading #3: High-Performing Christians are Simply Burning Out

#2: We Live In a More Diverse, Accessible, and Mobile World

We are continuing to look at Joe Terrell's article on Carey Nieuwhof's website titled: "5 Real Reasons Young People are Deconstructing Their Faith". In my last blog post, I discussed the first reason which you can find here. I encourage you to read both as we work through these reasons. Honestly, reason #2 was a … Continue reading #2: We Live In a More Diverse, Accessible, and Mobile World

#1: Trust in Large Institutions (including the Church) is Declining All Across the Board

I recently came across an article by Carey Nieuwhof entitled "Five Real Reasons Young People Are Deconstructing Their Faith." (Written by Joe Terrell)I encourage you to read the article before reading my response. I will be responding to each of the five reasons Nieuwof outlined in 5 separate blog post. I would love for this … Continue reading #1: Trust in Large Institutions (including the Church) is Declining All Across the Board

Half-Truths And Lies We Need To Stop Believing To Defeat Racism.

I genuinely believe that every person, deep down, has a desire for justice. We all want to be treated fairly and justly. We want the things that are wrong in this world to be made right. Our hearts break for how people of color have been treated unjustly in our society for over 400 years. … Continue reading Half-Truths And Lies We Need To Stop Believing To Defeat Racism.

What Covid has stolen from our students and how to fight for it and reclaim it.

Do you remember the last semester of your senior year? Do you remember your senior pictures, senior prom, last dances, final performances, last games, senior skip day, finals, the last day of school, graduation, and graduation parties? We probably have some great memories of these final days of high school, the final days of our … Continue reading What Covid has stolen from our students and how to fight for it and reclaim it.

It’s Ok to grieve what we are losing

We are losing those special spring moments in our lives. Family Easter gatherings, Spring Break Vacations, proms,  Spring sports, plays, dramas, and spring recitals. Graduations are in peril as we move closer to the end of school. We have lost time with friends, relatives, and co-workers on a daily basis (well most co-workers right?). We … Continue reading It’s Ok to grieve what we are losing