Worship for Grown-Ups: Growing up into Christ

By Paul Bosch

 

Item: Several years ago, CBC Radio Two caused a nationwide uproar in Canada by changing the format of its venerable daily broadcast from twenty-four-hour-a-day classical music to “…a more youth-oriented play list.” I suppose the decision was motivated by demographic considerations, although CBC 2 has never aired commercials. In any case, now it’s pop, rock, grunge, and hip-hop. No more Mozart, Bach, or Beethoven… Read more

Want Millennials Back in the Pews?

The term “Millennials” refers to those born from the early 1980s to the 2000’s. This generation is hard to define in most ways save one: They are not very religious. According to a Huffington Post survey of Canadian millennials, 51% of respondents said they had NEVER attended a religious institution, and only 12% said they attend weekly – highest at 23% in Central Canada, and lowest with only 3% in Quebec.[1] Read more

Do We Need New Creeds?

The Church of England and The Episcopal Church have recently authorized a number of alternative ‘affirmations of faith’ for use in worship.  Some of these ‘affirmations’ are biblical texts, and some are fresh attempts to restate the Christian faith (though they cannot claim to be ‘ecumenical creeds’).

So what exactly is our current need for new creeds?

We might first ask, What needs gave rise to the creeds we already have?

Do we Need New Creeds