Speaking as a pastor again, here is something I am thinking about: the church. Duh! Yes, Iâ€™m still reading Jack Goodâ€™s book, The Dishonest Church. But aside from that, I continue to think about the church with love and concern. In an earlier blog, I referred to my teenagers and the younger generation in general. How will they compose the church? Whereâ€™s their place? Are we presenting a Jesus that the youth will be curious about? My oldest son, who lives in another city: will he find a church he feels accepted in, and one that he will be attracted to? These are real questions for me. I enjoyed teaching on Sunday because there was lots of feedback and discussion. Even the young people there were engaged because I wasnâ€™t dominating, mumbling alone at the front. It was interesting because of the conversation that was taking place in the community. Martin Luther, way back in the 1600s, said this:
I donâ€™t want to be an opinionated old man among opinionated old people. Whereâ€™s the Christ that the younger generation will receive?