The answer is really quite simple. The pulpit has lost its temperature. So called Bible colleges, and seminaries (or should that be cemeteries?) have been infiltrated with liberal theologians who have brought error, and political correctness into the Church. The soul longs to hear the truth, but the truth is nowhere to be found now. Therefore eventually people leave looking elsewhere. Political correctness has ruined the church experience. Hard truths must be preached. Today's so-called pastors are afraid to offend, forgetting that Godly sorrow leads to repentence. People know in their hearts they need to change, and without God’s power active in the church, that’s not going to happen. Without Godly pastors behind the pulpit there is no presence of God. True Christians are going to have to assume positions of authority , and teaching in these seminaries, and Bible colleges. Also, More organizations should rediscover the concept of discipleship which is what Christ teaches us to do. Witness. Preach the Gospel. Make disciples. Send out new churches (and support those baby works). That’s what is needed. Not this psycho-babble new age philosophy. It’s not that the message isn’t being carried the right way. It’s that the REAL message isn’t being told!
I like the Kodak analogy, but only to a degree. Kodak failed to foresee how new digital technology would revolutionize photography. They were selling, by analogy, buggy whips when the automobile was becoming accessible to the average person. Kodak failed to see and respond to new technology with digital technology of their own. Kodak lacked the foresight to see their base business was being devoured beneath them.
But the decline in church attendance and belief is not a result of a failure to keep up with technology. It’s not about a failure of “delivery mechanism” or an “interactive model” whatever the f that means.
No, churches and Christianity are in decline because the mechanisms of Church doctrine are slow to respond to cultural changes. There wasn’t a big problem with Christian churches 150 years ago adapting to the end of slavery because the change happened so slowly. The Christian leaders who felt that slavery was sanctified by God got old and died and Christians who didn’t believe slavery was cool with God took over. The same with Jim Crow laws.
Churches now, in the internet age, are trying to keep up with cultural change but so far it’s been to little too late.
Young people today, as in any age, need to believe in the teachings of Christ, believe in what Christ taught. But they aren’t buying last generations ideas about sex and marriage.
Slender has the wisdom and understanding of a child and that's why he should be ignored.
I used to belong to the church of the open bottle, LOL. Those were the days of yore!
April 15, 2016 at 10:51am
Probably due to the frost(ing)..
 March 22, 2016 at 1:57am
 February 18, 2016 at 2:47pm
Dang that White Privilege!
 February 11, 2016 at 5:56pm
Well, you know what they say….
“Black Holes Matter!”
(Don’t hit me!)
 January 22, 2016 at 6:34pm
I’m sure National Review already has their next Month’s Magazine devoted to Tom Hardy’s addition..
I had always thought the U.S. would stand with Israel.. The Bible speaks of the return of Israel signaling the generation seeing prophecy fulfilled.. I do see the signs, I feel the wind beginning to pick up.. I see generations lost in a sea of “relativity” and am at once fearful, saddened, and hopeful..
But of all the signs and Portents I perceive, the hardest one I must come to terms with is the U.S. will not be there to stand with Israel..
Because the U.S. will be no more.
I suppose it must be this way, if the One World Government is to become reality..
Soros had it right.. The U.S. is/was the greatest threat to the world.. With it out of the way, Soros and his ilk can continue with their plans.
Still.. The suffering that will come about is heartbreaking.
There is strong biblical scholarship pointing to the U S as the empire of the False Prophet. And New York City being the harlot city destroyed in one hour by the people of the anti-Christ. Only one way I can think of to destroy a great city in one hour.
scook84......Be careful about declaring that "the Bible speaks of the return of Israel......." For generations, people speculated on God's relationship to Israel in the last days. Cromwell thought it meant they would all settle in England, hear the Gospel, be converted, and then Jesus would return. The view you espouse did not become popular until suddenly Israel became a nation again. And then people thought the start of the "last week of Daniel" would start immediately in 1948 ....or no wait, it would be 1981 when the Rapture occurred.....no, 2000. Too much time spent on this subject. Jesus said what in Acts 1:7? Jesus said his return would be at an hour when no one expects in Matthew 24. Leave it at that and live your life as God wants.
The Bible has been pretty clear.
1. Israel would return
2. It would signal the last generation
3. The rise of One World Government
4. The joining of the Church with the State
5. The alliance between Russia and Iran, as well as China
6. The world turning against Israel..
Yes.. I know others have given "prophecy" but unless the above has taken place, their words are irrelevant.
No one knows when He will come.. But the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to take shape.
God will not abandon Israel.. For he has made a covenant with the descendants of Abraham.
And though they may be "stiff-necked", He will not abandon his people.
Scook... actually the bible is pretty clear... but not on any of the things you listed.
 October 1, 2015 at 12:03pm
If they ever come out with “Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Swift/Cyrus battle dolls” Count me in!