We finished our Revolution Bible study tonight with Don McLean’s "American Pie". I played the whole song. At about the 6 minute mark I wished I had edited it, but what are you going to do. It was a trip sitting in church listening to 30 some odd people singing "and good old boys are drinking whiskey and rye…".
I talked about how many people feel like the church no longer had a place in the world. I wanted them to see that whatever the problem, Jesus is the answer, not in some clichéd church way, but in a deep practical way, but I don’t think any of them really believed me. I mean they think that they believe, but their lives don’t show that they do. It is one thing to say that Jesus is the answer it is another thing to stop chasing after what their friends are chasing after.
Of course this isn’t just a teenager thing, it is an all of us thing.