It's troubling to see how far Andy Stanley has fallen. Years ago, I remember watching him give a talk a his Dad's church. I believe he was then the youth pastor. He seemed so solid. He is proof that a church background isn't enough to save a person from error.
Good question. That does seem to be an issue.
Most churches have ministry options for youth/singles. So, my guess is that the problem is elsewhere. Perhaps younger people don't have the life experience to realize the importance of church attendance.
This is sad news indeed. I've never understood the no dating before marriage philosophy. It seems like a way to make life even more difficult for Christian singles. Perhaps he felt the pressure of having to defend this over the years, and that led him to renounce Christianity.
The IFB have their own problems. But the SBC has its own set of problems as well,
SBC leadership seems to be going woke. Within the IFB, standards can be fluid.
Within the SBC, what qualifies as evangelical is taking on broader dimensions.
The the SBC can't be...
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Some countries spend little on their military (thanks to our protection). So, they're able to offer free college and health care. It worked to a degree until the migration crisis. We can't afford (without going in debt) the same programs here with the amount that goes to support the military.