The Church Is Essential in a Season of Deconstructing Faith
Battered by church controversies and scandals, and shaped by cultural messages, women are increasingly leaving the Church.
John StonestreetKasey Leander
Next month, the Colson Center is offering a short course entitled “The Essential Church: Why Christians (and the World) Still Need the Church.”
It’s a timely message, especially given a recent shift in Church demographics. Christianity Today reported that younger women are, for the first time, less likely to go to church than men… not because more men are now attending church, but because more women are deconstructing their faith, and more likely to identify as “nones.”
Battered by church controversies and scandals, and shaped by cultural messages, women are increasingly heading for the exit. In doing so, they are rejecting a faith that, in the words of my colleague Glenn Sunshine, has done “more to improve the status of women than any other historical force.” The Church is meant to enable and empower men and women to live as image bearers, according to God’s design.
Simply put, the Church is essential, and that’s the topic of our upcoming short course, hosted by Dr. Tim Padgett and featuring Peter Leithart, Collin Hansen, and Glenn Sunshine. Christians need to know why. Go to colsoncenter.org/August to learn more.
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