Church decline?

I’ve read far too many articles over the years about the “decline of the church in America!” Yup, people are leaving their churches. There’s a great reshuffling going on within churches on top of that. It’s probably due to a variety of factors — a trend that has been going on for decades that accelerated, the partisan nature of so many people, the shifting of identity away from faith to ideology, churches making public statements on a variety of social issues that upset people, an outdated model of church that is finally collapsing, outdated expectations of church that can no longer be fulfilled, abuses and exploitations that…

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My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.