Article: In Relational Matters, Older is Wiser, says secular study

Check out this AP article: http://put_url_here]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100405/ap_on_sc/us_sci_wisdom_of_the_aged

What implications does this have for church conflict, church resolutions, and guidance for new young pastors?

1078 reads
ChrisC's picture

it's an interesting study, but since the questions were about immigration and ethnic tensions, the results may have been different if the study was done in the south instead of in michigan.

anyway, i don't think this study really shows much more than the stereotype – there are some wise old people. of course there are some cantankerous old people and some old people suffer from dementia. if you know some of these wise old people, it's advantageous to tap their wisdom.

jcurtis's picture

Since I'm brand new to the forum I must watch my p's and q's, as they say.
Being a fundamental Christian forum, I didn't really expect to see a 'secular study' evaluating church conduct (regarding aged) when I thought Paul made some very clear guidelines to Timothy. I'll be 70 next month and my signature shows I'm fond of the 'Grandfather Psalm'.
(no malice intended, men...)

Jim 'Gramps' Curtis Hillsboro OH USA EvangelismGold.com
Ps 71:18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
.