Rev. Julian Dobbs: Where 'millennials' stand on biblical teachings
An official with the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) says a new survey showing that churches are losing young adults gives another sign that many pastors are preaching a watered-down version of the gospel.
The survey by LifeWay Research of the Southern Baptist Convention found that two-thirds of American "millennials" -- those born between 1980 and 1991 -- consider themselves Christian, but few of them regularly pray, read the Bible, attend weekly worship services, or hold to historical positions on the Bible and its teachings.Reverend Julian Dobbs is canon missioner for CANA, an organization which represents conservative Anglicans in North America.
He does not feel that churches should sacrifice the gospel to reach young people."I would ensure firstly that there is a good Bible teaching available for 18- to 29-year-olds...so that when the challenges and circumstances and opportunities of life present other circumstances and faiths and religions to them, then they are certain about what the Bible says," Dobbs suggests." the rest