Millennials’ Reasons for Leaving the Church Don’t Hold Up

TRUTHBOMBS: I thought this was just an interesting opinion peice. Thought provoking.
ARTICLE: A recent article from Faithit is characteristic–almost to the point of satire–of the Internet’s most exhausting genre: 20-somethings explaining “why millennials are leaving the church.” Sam Eaton writes that the 59 percent of millennials who were raised in church and have dropped out are sending a message, and it’s the church’s responsibility to shape up to meet his generation’s demands. What are those demands?
“Jesus was insanely clear about our purpose on earth,” he writes. “‘Love God. Love others. Task completed.”
In Eaton’s telling, the church is failing miserably at this two-part command, which he calls “the heart of the gospel.” (It’s actually the heart of the Law, but put that aside for now.) We’ve heard all of this before–most notably from Rachel Held Evans, who conflates fighting poverty with taking progressive stances on politics and theology, and contends that if churches would only adopt such stances, they would start growing again. Unfortunately, these authors tend to undermine their own case.


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Parents upset after ‘Unicorn’ poem used in school – Story | WAGA

– A group of parents is concerned after they read a poem given to dozens of middle school students at a Polk County school.

Teachers at Cedartown Middle School say the context of the poem was used for a Greek mythology lesson, but the school system says this was an unfortunate mistake, and will never happen again.

The poem is called “Unicorn” and it talked about God. School officials say the gods the poem refers to are Greek gods.

School officials tell FOX 5 they understand why the poem could seem controversial when taken out of context, and say that it will never be used again.

“We just admitted. This was a mistake. In no way whatsoever would we want to defame God or go anywhere in that direction at the school,” said Cedartown Middle School Principal Shannon Hulsey.

The 6th-grade language arts team which consists of three teachers came under fire late Wednesday night.

Officials say the poem was distributed as part of the ancient mythology curriculum where students were using it to compare to short stories on Greek gods, and how the unicorn was supposed to represent a happy and safe place.

“Looking back at it from a parents point of view they can certainly understand where parents were upset,” said Hulsey

Source: Parents upset after ‘Unicorn’ poem used in school – Story | WAGA