by Andrew Stephens-Rennie
It seems to me that the biggest hindrance to mainline churches in Canada is a wishy-washy stance on the resurrection. Without resurrection, there is no hope past the grave. Without resurrection, death is the end.
Is that why so many denominations are holding onto crumbling buildings and keeping on life support congregations that should have long ago died? Without the belief that God can do a new thing, or that the dead can be raised to new life, we’re only left with the sheer force of will required to preserve that which has been until now.