A recent article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune got attention nationwide. It focused on the closing a rural Lutheran church this coming summer in particular and about the Mainline Protestant Church as a whole.
The long decline of the Mainline denominations is nothing new. It’s been happening for decades, but it’s speeding up. Over the years, I’ve agreed with some that the Mainline churches tend to at times de-emphasize the gospel to the point that the church offers little to the general public. Anyone who has read this blog over the years know that I have issues with my own denomination and the mainline church and I think those grievances are legit.