Archive for February 7th, 2016


A few weeks ago I wrote a post titled “Consider the possibility that the reason you aren’t going to church has to do with your sins.”  It has received much more attention than I anticipated.  In one of the comments someone who didn’t like the post stated the following:

The stories I read from David Kinnaman in “You Lost Me” suggest that the top reasons an entire generation of young people are leaving the church are only tangentially sin-related: (1) overprotective – make one mistake and you’re no longer perfect (2) shallow – nothing ever goes deep (3) anti-science – the church isn’t interest in the truth that agrees with the facts (4) repressive – the church isn’t capable of dealing with the reality of the world (5) exclusive – the “if you’re not with us you’re against us” mindset (6) doubtless – if one comes to question anything then it’s viewed as faithlessness so there’s no middle ground.
Sin is little more than a red herring at this point – focus on this scratch in the surface rather than repairing the gaping chasm next to it as if it’ll make everything good as new.

Should I write a post on sin as the reason for why people leave the church?


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