Here is an interesting article from ekklesia. The Bishop of Reading makes a really valid point about the perception of the church in the wider world. This is the reason I attended church as a teenager for four services…. until I was made to feel unwelcome for not being “suitable”.
“How did it come to this?” he asked, “That we have become known as just the Marks & Spencer option when in our heart of hearts we know that Jesus would just as likely be in the queue at Asda or Aldi?”
I can’t help feeling that the church has only itself to blame. It would be really easy to point fingers at generations since departed but what are we doing about it today?