Changing Pulpits: Religious Involvement

Ever wondered, “Where is the Church? What happened to it? Why is it not as powerful as it once was?” Have you ever wanted to find out the inner workings of the church bureaucracy? Do you want to find out what your role is in the new Church, Mosque, or Temple? Then this is the right place for you.

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Before you go off thinking really deep into this, let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Stephen. I am a freshman at Arizona State University, majoring in journalism at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. My father is a Presbyterian Minister at Trinity Presbyterian church in Mansfield, Texas. He has been a minister for over 15 years. I have been by his side during much of that time, learning about the inner workings of the church. I have always wondered about why the church is struggling. As you learn about what is going on, I will be pursuing a theoretical journey into the hearts and minds of the newest generation and their relationship with the church.

Why it matters.

Religions in the world are experiencing a changing of the guard. Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion. Christianity is losing many followers due to the economic troubles, and disagreements between members and denominations. Religion is involved with many influential worldly decisions that affect situations such as; The Palestinian- Israeli conflict, Gay marriage, and human rights. Our morals, whether you are Christian or not, are centered on religious teachings.

With a new generation, comes a new set of morals. Let us face it, this is a new church for a new generation.

This blog is about the current events within the church. I will cover the new role of the youth. I will cover the changes in church culture, like the secular issues that we are facing, for instance gay marriage, and the crisis in Israel. I will cover every denomination, and find out what is going on within said denomination.

Reach the writer at ssydnor95@gmail.com or on Twitter @stephon146.