Maybe I should change the name… We’ll see…
Happy Reformation Day! Martin Luther droppin’ thesis…es… thesi… whatever the plural form of a thesis is… like a baller 500 years ago!
Oh yeah, its also Halloween I guess. My kids are decked out ready to trick or treat tonight. I hope today lives up to the hype. Especially since millennials ruin everything.
Haven’t you heard? Get your favorite google device ready, because Google lives in peoples houses now and is always listening… maybe you’re like me and just use good old fashion google.com to do your learning. However you get your learning on, do me a favor and let’s try this experiment. Google this phrase:
Why millennials ruined Halloween
For real? See, what’s extra special is the “why millennials ruin _______” doesn’t stop there. Search these too:
Why millennials are ruining the workplace
Why millennials ruined music
Why millennials ruin everything
…and if that’s not enough… check this out (click it):
Here are 70 things millennials have killed
Someone seriously researched all the things the media, corporate America, etc. say millennials have ruined or killed. There is seriously a list with 70 items on it and each item is linked to an article where someone said sincerely that millennials ruined a thing. The list covers everything from beer to the Canadian tourism industry. I mean… for real?
As a millennial, I have one thing to say. We aren’t you and that’s a good thing. The metaphorical “you” is every generation that has come before us. Guess what, ya’ll are pretty messed up. Sure there are great things about every generation prior to our own, but you all are far from perfect. This list, these stories, these google search results say one thing about every generation previous… they are scared/opposed/refusing change. Now believe me, millennials are plenty messed up, but they sure cant be expected to bare the blame of ruining all of these things. Thats just silly.
Whats funny to me is the fact that this has all played out before. Every generation comes into its own and every generation before it has a fit about it. Boomers made thwir parents mad by going to woodstock, Gen cers pissed off their parents By creating the internet and stuff. Millennials are currently making everyone mad and its because we are so different (apparently). We aren’t our parent’s generation or our grandparents. We may very well be a reaction against it. So yeah… we do stuff differently.
Things need to change folks… Things are going so well if you ask me. The church needs to be renewed. Christianity needs to become relevant again. The country needs to figure out what it’s problem is and get it solved. doing the same thing over and over again isn’t a solution.
Different is good. New is even called for in the Bible:
Psalm 96:1 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
It may be referring to singing, but in general, I believe God want’s us to be looking for new inventive ways to engage this world on His behalf. Or we could do the standard internet thing and simply attribute blame to people who are different.
I choose the former…
I hope you do too…
Until next time…
Subscribe For Updates
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from The Millennial Pastor
I’m a millennial too being born in 1983. I am part of the truther movement , a Christian truther. We set out to correct incorrect ideologies in the church. I subscribe to blogs called, nowtheendbegins.com and endtimesheadlines.com
I think your ideas about the church conforming to the world is wrong. The Bible says that the entire world lies in wickedness . So for the church to change according to the world would mean to bring in sin and wickedness to make it more appealing.
The church was never meant to be fun and appealing to the world. The Greek word for church means “called out”. It’s because God wants Christians to be pure and holy and separated from the filthy world. So to make the church more fashionable would mean it is no longer separate and Holy from the world.
If a person wants to be saved they will attend church because God commands it, not because the church is appealing. God told us to be obedient to His Word and if not then we are liars and the truth is not in us.
The whole idea that the church is broken and needs needs to change because the world is not interested is not the churches fault, it is sins fault because the world is becoming an increasingly sinful place and the church is not doing much to preach against it.
Jesus was killed for telling people to repent and that made them angry. He was not killed for being nice and kind and loving. What churches today do you see telling the world to repent and be holy? How many churches do you see saying homosexuality and abortion and divorce are okay? The latter is more true than the former.
I think you don’t realize that we are at the end of the age and whole rreasons why the church is changing and becoming more and more like the world is why Jesus is coming back ssoon because the church is losing it’s pureness and holiness. If the salt has lost its savor, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing but to ttrampled on by the foot of men?
Should the church be holy and pure and full of fire and salt? Or should it be lukewarm and hipster like, cool with sin and materialism ? How close do you think we are to the rapture ? To me and my fellow Christian truth seekers, we believe its soon! Even days, weeks, months away now.
You can decide for yourself but I know in my heart that Jesus did not call us to fit in with the world but be holy, pure and called out. How about you?
*[[James 4:4]] KJV* Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.