Thanks for editorial, column
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
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”
CORRECTION: A letter on Page 35 of the October issue contained an error. Jim Maxwell lives in Vancouver, Wash.
FeedbackI 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 SmithAnnandaleChantilly, Va
USAAugust, 13 2011