If it didn’t exist, you couldn’t invent the New York Times.
Today’s paper has an interesting and fair-minded piece by Amy O’Leary about various emerging church ventures in big cities, and how they are trying new tactics to reach younger markets. All fair enough.
The title of the article, though, is a jaw dropping Building Congregations Around Art Galleries and Cafes as Spirituality Wanes. Excuse me?
However, “waning” is what the Times wants to see, and that’s what they’re going to print. Remember the old phrase? We see things not as they are, but as we are.