A lot of churches are experiencing a drain of youth from their pews. The median age is 52, and that has gone up by about four years, a reflection of the loss of younger members.
The Banner has an article on-line about this already
http://thebanner.org/news/article/?id=3912posted on: The CRC Mentioned on Prime-Time TV
Richard Mouw also mentions a similar concern as JKA Smith with this three streams (and Kuyper) approach
http://www.cardus.ca/comment/article/2839/posted on: CRC Pamphlet on Theological Streams in CRC
Thanks for this article. I think Peacemaker Ministries has good materials to help with such conflicts too
http://www.peacemaker.net/site/c.aqKFLTOBIpH/b.958123/k.CB70/Home.htmposted on: Getting Rid of a Minister
Got another idea for you - try something like the RCA does with Synod blogs - help facilitate this
http://heraldblog.squarespace.com/general-synod-blogs/posted on: Ideas for Next Year? Webcast, News, Etc.
I appreciated the improvements. I would like you to keep the daily Synod Notebook on line - so I can look at Wednesday's when it is Thursday, for example.
Is there a way that...posted on: Ideas for Next Year? Webcast, News, Etc.
You folks might want to check out this article - which also touches on the Calvin College duo. Richard Ostling, formerly Time Magazine religion editor, was/is a member of the Ridgewood CRC, New...posted on: Genesis - Again!
Thanks, Dominee Dan, for your response. I'll reply more in a moment. But I think that the following might be on interest:
Can the Reformed Resurgence Fly in Grand Rapids?
Thanks, Jim, for your gracious reply. Our two messages crossed in cyberspace - while I was finishing up mine - yours must have been travelling through the Network :)
I have also just read...
I didn't mean to add to a feeling of being ostracized or left out.
This does happen to be a Christian Reformed Network, so I was assuming most of the participants were CRC...
Thanks, Jim, for posting this. But I must say that it is a sad sign of CRC insularity that you didn't know who CJ Mahaney was (or Curtis Allen at this point) - because the CRC is becoming more...