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Gender, Generation, and Geneology: The three things that divide Christians.

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Our consumer society–which seems to be crashing to a very ugly end at this point–has been so much a part of our lives and culture that we actually think it is somehow Christian. Of course I suppose our fascination in the 1980’s and 1990’s with the Health and Wealth Gospel probably helped foster that misconception in us. So, here we are, facing the most turbulent times in our history as a nation and from what I can read and see on lots of Christian blogs. T.V. and Radio shows Obama is the problem. Look, if we don’t get our heads on straight and be “The Church” … our chances of survival are minimal. (And, just for the record, I’m not even too sure Obama is the symptom…let alone the problem). The Great Divorce There are three words that we use over and over again to describe who we are: Gender, Generation, and Genealogy. It is these three categories that our secular consumer society uses to divide us. The technical word, is suppose, would be demographics–but, its a way of dividing our culture to make it easier to market things to us. So, we become caught up in things rather than relationships. Right now Christian leaders are wringing their hands over losing the next generation. Yep, kids grow up in church and the minute they become young adults they’re out the door and down the trail. Why do suppose that is? Could it be that the consumer mentality that has taken over our church–under the guise of the Holy Spirit’s anointing–with its endless programs for every age group and interest has taught our kids that they aren’t a part of the larger congregation? And, they go off looking for something else to consume?

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