What is there to Love about the Church?

The church gets a bad rap these days. It seems I hear more and more about people dropping out of “organized religion” in favor of “personal faith” or “personal relationship” with God. On the other hand, I see more and more articles or posts about the value of church attendance. In fact, my own pastor just preached a great sermon about why we, as Christians, need to be part of the church. There seems to be competing narratives going on at the same time: people leaving the church, and people trying to prevent that from happening. Today, I want to explore why I think people are leaving the church, and then tell you why I am so happy to be part of the church, the Body of Christ. Continue Reading...