Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Adam and Jeremy Say: this is something we recomend doing...

If you have yet to visit our friend, Greg Koukl's, blog over that the Stand To Reason website, you are missing out a much better commentary than you will ever see at Adam and Jeremy (I know, hard to believe, right?), but you will also find tons of resources handy for some of the deeper issues in life and things that really matter.

Yeah, we all need our daily funnyordie.com vid to take the edge off, but when your in the mood to not be shallow, check it out.

I was reading the daily blog today, and they were referencing a particular article discussing the recent ARI survey about the decline of Christianity in America...particularly over the past two decades.
Gasp! I know, it sounds dreadful, but the author of the blog made a very good summation that puts it in proper perspective:
"...I think what that survey indicates is that our culture has changed. But what it doesn't show is that the church has already been changing, too, for the better...."

It's important to realize that our culture is changing, and that it may not be as "easy" to be a Christian anymore, but I think it's also important to know that the church is adapting to the changes in culture in way that is more effective for the cause of Christ. Some critics might be disgruntled and think if you change anything about the traditional church, because you would be straying away from the purity originally established by early believers.
The church is changing for the better because, for the most part, it is holding onto the foundational principles outlined in the Bible and teachings of Jesus without appearing archaic.
I say "for the most part" because some people have gone off the deep end and still somehow mix themselves with the church, but I think it's very small minority, so you can't discredit the whole cultural movement because of a few wackos.

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