This blog is called How To Fall Down. It is a Christian blog that explores why people fall away from the faith.
The fellow who inspired me to write this blog is an apostate pastor. His name is Bruce Gerencser, the author of the Fallen from Grace website. I basically wanted to know why he abandoned the faith after being a pastor most of his life. I think we can learn something from Bruce’s journey.
As someone who abandoned Christianity for almost a decade, I empathize with Bruce’s journey, though not his ultimate conclusions. I returned to the faith, but so many from my generation did not. On this blog, we’ll look at reasons why people abandon the faith, looking at both anecdotal and statistical evidence to give us a picture of why people abndon the faith, why some return, and what we can do to stem the tide.
I read somewhere once that the church is somewhat less than advertised. This is sadly undeniable. Yet I also know that all of the burnt-edged, runny-middled, egg shell-riddled omeletes in the world do not invalidate the recipe for the perfect omelete. rather they show what happens when you don’t follow the recipe and why it’s so important to stick to the cookbook!
I hope my reflections on this subject will help Christians and prodigals alike.
God bless you,
Rev Tony Breeden