Chad, over on Blooming in Bullock reminded me of a little exercise that Brian McLaren tells of in one of his books.
Brian asked two questions of a group of young people and Chad recently asked the same of his congregation. With a slight modification, i would like to put these questions to you:
- What do you think are the 5 most pressing issues that the Church is facing today?
- What do you think are the 5 most pressing issues facing the world today?
In addition, I would like to ask one more;
- What are the issues that the typical American thinks the Church is most concerned about?
What do our answers say about today’s Church? Is it relevant, is it out of touch or are there some problems getting out the right message?