the American institution.
Under threat of two things.
There was a time when preaching involved speaking about things that people wanted guidance and answers to.
But today most preaching is asking questions no one wants an answer for.
The need of the hour is to shut up about all your positions, and consider the position the people of this world are in.
Find out become relevant today.
I did not say join the church concert crowd to appeal to the kids.
I said find out how to be relevant.
I reach 24 countries every week. Hundreds of people download the podcast. I am relevant to them out of all the choices they have. I get the nod.
Back in the day you could trust what you heard. You could trust the preacher to be what he said he was.
Not anymore. Not ever.
There is little assurance that going to your church will do anything for me other than get me working at the weekends, and giving money that I am not convinced goes to the right place.
Are you a pastor of a church facing irrelevant and don’t know how to reassure people who may come?
One – get a job and learn what they are facing. You will have plenty to speak about too.
Spend time with people who don’t go to church and learn why.
You will get an education that money won’t buy at a conference, camp meeting, or shindig of some sort.
navigating the human condition while coming to terms with the purpose of life.