On millennials and the Church...


by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

I wrote an article about millennials and the Church for the CNN Belief Blog today. Hope its starts some conversations!

At 32, I barely qualify as a millennial. I wrote my first essay with a pen and paper, but by the time I graduated from college, I owned a cell phone and used Google as a verb. I still remember the home phone numbers of my old high school friends, but don’t ask me to recite my husband’s without checking my contacts first. I own mix tapes that include selections from Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but I’ve never planned a trip without Travelocity.
Despite having one foot in Generation X, I tend to identify most strongly with the attitudes and the ethos of the millennial generation, and because of this, I’m often asked to speak to my fellow evangelical leaders about why millennials are leaving the church….

Read the rest of the article at CNN.  

For more of my thoughts on church, check out the "church" category. 

Particularly relevant are: "15 Reasons I Left Church" and  "15 Reasons I Returned to Church," "The Mainline and Me," and "The Passionate Mainline by Aric Clark" 

 

 

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