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Thanks for editorial, column

As usual, the October editorial (Page 34) is well done. I offers hope as the cure for many things that ail us. You are to be commended. … I’m blessed also by Bailey McBride’s report on his visit with brothers and sisters in Mombasa, Kenya (Page 38, October). A hopeful report!

Ray Downen
Joplin, Mo.

Getting youth back in the church
If we are to get our young people back in any worthwhile numbers, we are going to have to change our ways. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to come into our hearts and into our churches and clean us from top to bottom. … The world offers a kind of love that has drawn tons of young people away from the church, and we have run tons more away with our un-loving ways. Let’s clean up our act and show some of God’s genuine love towards every living person and especially God’s precious next generation

Charles M. Everett
Jacksonville, Fla.

With great interest I have followed the series “Are we growing?” … In the storiy “Are we losing our young people?” (Page 1, July), many of the questions were centered around how children that grow up in the Churches of Christ leave ofr other churches or no church after the age of independence.
Two much better questions may be “Are we making lifelong growing disciples (not just dragging them to the baptistery) of all people right here among us of every race, ethnicity and socio-economic level, etc.?” and “Why are we making so few lifelong growing disciples of our offspring”

Joseph Baggett
Vicksburg, Miss.

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CORRECTION: A letter on Page 35 of the October issue contained an error. Jim Maxwell lives in Vancouver, Wash.

  • Feedback
    I read with interest the pew warmers editorial. No doubt improvements can be made. We should be taking on the entertainment industry and liquor industry in the minds of all who warm the pews. The Gay perversion should be soundly debunked in the minds of all our young people who warm pews. There is more that we should be taking on with the sword of the spirit, and that would bring a dynamic and interesting element to our pew warmers. The element of taking on society with its facades and falsehoods would be a giant step in improving involvement.
    John Watson Smith
    Chantilly, Va
    August, 13 2011

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