These may not be true for every church, yet Thom Rainer expounds on external and internal forces that could be causing attendance to decline.
"There’s much talk of self-love in Christian circles right now, the kind of self-love that promotes a perceived circumstantial happiness."
Contrary to what you might think, this article by Matt Merker isn't about using your talented voice to bless the congregation. Rather he exhorts the church to take practicle steps in corporate worship to lay down your comfort and edify the church.
"Christian women—no less than men—are legatees of this philosophically and theologically profound heritage, one that marks out orthodox boundaries and models a time-tested, trustworthy method for biblical interpretation and cultural engagement."