By Aaron Blumer Feb 06 2015 SanctificationYouth MinistryChurch & Ministry“’The only difference between Christians and non-Christians is that Christians are forgiven.’ Well, that’s simply not biblical.” - Interview with Thomas Bergler. It’s Time for the Church to Grow Up 1706 reads There are 2 Comments Hmmmm..... Bert Perry - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:13am I agree fully that intergenerational contact and ministry can be key for helping Christians grow up and be discipled better, but it strikes me that a key question that the author doesn't really try to answer, as far as I can tell, is what the key factors are for growing up in Christ. And as much as I disagree with many churches that intensively use creeds, I've got to concede the point that having a creed or Confession often becomes a great place to start with "what is really truly important in discipleship?" I might also add as well that when I've seen big problems in a church, it often starts with the leadership not being well grounded in theological basics like the Trinity, the Fundamentals, Bibliology, and the like. Way off topic; if only I could find good work in the UP, I'd buy that house that's been advertised for longer than the seller would probably like to admit! :^) Aspiring to be a stick in the mud. yes Aaron Blumer - Sun, 02/08/2015 - 4:30pm Yes, the market for extensively upgraded cabins in the woods has not been great up there for a while now! Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.