Two recent articles grabbed my attention, partly because they resonate quite a bit with the pieces I've written about why young adults leave church. It's also interesting to me that so many people seem to be talking about this at this particular time. Rachel Held Evans and I came out with some pieces at the same time, and then a similar story by Andrew Sullivan hit the cover of the April 9 issue of Newsweek. My wife, Amy, sent me an article by Adam J. Copeland from The Christian Century called "No Need for Church: Ministry With Young Adults In Flux."
In the article, Copeland recounts three snapshot portraits of three "typical" young adults who are seeking to follow the way of Christ without church: