08 Jan '16, 2am

15 Reasons I Left Church

15 Reasons I Left Church

Eight million twenty-somethings have left the church, and it seems like everyone is trying to figure out why. Last week, Christian Piatt offered seven reasons here , and four more reasons here . David Kinnaman recently authored a book entitled, You Lost Me , which details the findings of Barna researchers who interviewed hundreds of 18-29 year-olds about why they left the church. I left the church when I was twenty-seven. I am now thirty, and after trying unsuccessfully to start a house church, my husband and I are struggling to find a faith community in which we feel we belong. I’ve been reluctant to write about this search in the past, but it seems like such a common experience, I think it’s time to open up, especially now that I’ve had some time to process. But let’s begin with fifteen reasons why I left: 1. I left the church because I’m better at planning Bible studies...

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