Sunday, October 01, 2006

More playing the numbers game...

Churches Face a Continuing Fall in Attendance at Zenit news service.

A nice story about the statistics of the Church in the British Isles. Hmmm.

What has changed about Christianity? Nothing. We have changed, but Christ remains the most attractive thing in life.

It reminds me of what Rich Mullins said; you don't need to "make Christianity relevant", it is relevant, always, but we don't get Christianity. If God became man, and meets us still in this company of men, it changes everything. This is all we have to verify, every day.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Adonai said...

You said "What has changed about Christianity? Nothing. We have changed.." I hear you there, but you aren't exactly correct when you say nothing has changed about Christianity. The statistics quoted are taken since 1963, shortly before the Latin Catholic Church had a complete overhaul. New Mass, new Sacraments, new approach to other religions, new approach to heretical christian religions. To not mention these radical changes is a diservice to this topic, although I accept we cannot prove cause and effect, merely highlight a trend. http://www.latin-mass-society.org/figures.htm

Tuesday, October 03, 2006 2:47:00 AM  
Blogger RBlaber said...

The problem is not with Christ or Christianity, but with the Church's failure to meet the challenge of secularism, and to recognise that this country is now a mission field in desperate need of re-evangelising.
We have to believe in mission and have the courage to pursue it, and commit ourselves completely to the apologetic and evangelistic task Christ has entrusted to us.
If that means standing up on a soap box at Hyde Park Corner, Lord Soper style, to proclaim the Gospel, then sobeit.

Thursday, October 05, 2006 9:10:00 PM  

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