Monday, 11 September 2017
When is the Church going to ask the Question?
Since the 1960s people have been leaving the Church in droves.
But no one ever asked the Question.
Now the Churches are empty.
And it may already be too late.
Why are people leaving the Church?
This is the obvious question - the elephant in the lounge room - which seems never to be asked.
In my experience Church congregations are still patting themselves on the back and congratulating each other on what a great job they are doing even though people have left and there are no young people.
I can only surmise that the men and women in authority in the Churches are so threatened by the Question that they block it out of their minds altogether.
They still seem to think, "We have the truth and everyone else is wrong."
To admit that they may have been doing it wrong themselves is too much of a threat.
So when is the Church going to ask the Question?
Or will it die without asking it?
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