I thank God for the wonderful work that many ministries are doing to promote revival from D.C. to Pasadena—I wish there were more, but there is also a very troubling trend in the evangelical church as a whole. My goal in releasing this is for charismatic leaders to really rethink their position on this issue.
This Washington Post article caught my eye: “I’m not passing my parents’ religion on to my kids, but I am teaching their values.” The author is Jared Bilski, a writer and comedian based in Pennsylvania. He tells of growing up in the Catholic church, attending Catholic school from kindergarten through high school, and serving as an altar boy and a church reader. He says he “even strongly considered going into the priesthood.”
More Catholics are questioning their membership and participation in the church after heavily publicized sexual abuse scandals. Thirty-seven percent of Catholics in the United States say they have been questioning whether or not they would stay in the church after details of the abuse and cover-up became public.