Mainline Church Decline?

Posted: January 15, 2012 by Ty in Musings, Spirituality
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A quick note I will follow up later with personal story and musings…the mainline church in Canada is not dying due to theological issues, it is dying due to many new/older members leaving disenfranchised with God‘s people, due to a

H-O-S-P-I-T-A-L-I-T-Y issue.  That’s right, unwelcoming congregations to the young to old, who have innovations, or worship differently, ask questions, or challenge institutional norms, but instead of living into the words of the 1-3 John, and even Jesus proclamations of welcome when he sent out the 77, they choose to hunker down like a bunker and drive those that “aren’t like us” out.

More to come…

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