this evening. Oh, I suppose it was more after church but if it hadn’t been for church there wouldn’t have been an after church, no?
One of the guys in my class (LB) and I went to Denny’s for coffee and conversation. It was really nice to sit and talk about where we are in life and church. And where we need to go. We both share similar burdens about some of the problems in society, particularly how to reach out to and help those members that are having problems in their life. We focused in on the problems our young families have financially and starting a series of seminar type lessons on how to survive in this consumer driven society. And how our church is not addressing this, indeed is putting pressure on our members by not setting a good example. We are, apparently, going to go further into debt as a church. A video was played this morning about this exciting youth conference that we were going to be taking our kids to and they were going to learn how to study their Bible. For $39. Imagine that, a church (a) sending their own kids away to learn how to study the Bible and (b) telling parents already struggling to pony up 39 bucks to do it. As sargevining would say, Crimny Bigjolly!
So, anyways, we are going to see if we can set something up and to address this issue. I personally think it is the most important issue facing Christians today. Debt that is. Not alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, whatever. Debt. It is very hard to be the salt of the earth when you don’t have salt on the table. Or anything to put salt on even if you did.