Why People Have Left the Church

empty church pews

There are lots of surveys evaluating why people have left the church. I’d like to offer three suggestions: 1—Ministers encouraged it. Over the last decade-plus, as emergent church leaders’ hate-the-church message was parroted from the pulpit, we were told: the church isn’t doing anything (and probably never has), Christians are hateful, Christianity should be abolished, and “it’s not about attending…

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