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1 POSTS 0 COMMENTSRev. Deanna M. Young is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and senior pastor at a church in Houston, Texas. She is a second career pastor with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Sam Houston State University and her Master’s of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Married over 40 years, she enjoys leading retreats, preaching, teaching, writing, and painting—but most of all, spending time with her large family and friends.
A new Barna study highlights the current attitudes Americans have toward attending church services. The results show, says the group, that "the reputation of the Church (locally and universally) is in question."
The book of Ruth has massive implications for how we live our lives in our ordinary families. It should be enough for us to live faithful and ordinary lives in our families and leave any extraordinary results to Him.
"It’s time for [church leaders] to go on a journey of renewal," say Alan Hirsch and Mark Nelson. This journey requires us to refuse to simplify our faith...and to be comfortable having more questions than answers.