@rachelheldevans Stumbled across this today and wanted to give U a big shout out for penning this baby 7 yrs ago:
Today’s post is my contribution to the Eighth Letter project , which invites participants to compose letters to the North American church in the spirit of John’s seven letters of Revelation. A handful of these letters will be chosen for public reading at the Eight Letter conference in October, so if you’re interested, be sure to submit your contribution by Wednesday, September 1! *** To the Church in North America, I write to you as one of your own at a time when many in my generation have abandoned you. As the Church in the Third World continues to grow, the Church in North America is in decline. Some are predicting our imminent demise, while others foresee a glorious rebirth. Most seem to think that we’re in the midst of an identity crisis, one that will determine the shape and direction of the North American church for many years to come. According to the statistics, we...