New Here?
     
Posts tagged "Church Attendance"

Shame as a Motivational Technique

Shame as a Motivational Technique

In Tom Verducci’s entertaining book, The Cub’s Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse, he describes an incident very early in skipper Joe Maddon’s career. In 1986, Maddon was managing the Double-A Midland Angels in Texas. They were a bad team who had just suffered another bad loss. Maddon was apoplectic. He found a newspaper stand, purchased a variety of papers, and began cutting out the classified ads. Later, he taped up these “Help Wanted” advertisements all over the clubhouse, including on the backs of bathroom stalls. The message was clear: “If you’re…

Read More > > >

Go to Church!

Go to Church!

As America tries to catch up with Europe in declining church attendance, some people are actually trying to figure out why no one likes religion anymore.

This article from the Washington Post entitled A Faith for The Nones depicts the vast majority of 20-somethings (called “nones”) who are secular and religiously unaffiliated. Put off by the legalism and political nature of the institutional church, the article describes the unfortunately polarized state of religion in the United States. What is really insightful about this article is that they actually have the right solution! A rare thing indeed.

The last two paragraphs are exactly…

Read More > > >