It is almost trendy these days to take a jab at the church. Floods of books have come out from gentle restoratives to outright polemics. Some regularly take her to task on public blogs while others just give her a good pop when no one is looking. Regardless, it is undeniable that there is a generation of disgruntled, dissilusioned followers who feel like the church could be doing a lot better job fulfilling its divine roles. If you are dissatisfied with the church in any way, I want to give you a voice.
I am working on an article for RELEVANT called "The Battered Bride." It is going to address all the charges that our generation is bringing against the church. For those of you who think the church has broken down, this is your chance to play the mechanic and diagnose the problem (minus all the fabricated stuff you'd trick old people into thinking is wrong if you really were a mechanic). If you feel like the church has let you down or somehow hasn't met your expectations, now is your chance to vent. Leave me a detailed explanation of your feelings, longings, opinions.
Do you feel like the church is Christlike?
Is the church greedy?
Is the church too political?
Does the church really care about the needy and the helpless?
Do you ever feel like other people of other faiths unknowingly and more accurately display a Christlike lifestyle?
Can the church be redeemed? What must be done?