When people look at the American church today, many perceive instability and division. But what if some of the fragmentation they see is actually God’s work?

On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Russell and producer Ashley Hales respond to listener questions that revolve around how people relate to communities and institutions. They talk about God’s way of pulling apart old patterns in order to bring about renewal, the hope they have for Gen Z’s future, and what it looks like to grieve when a former church or ministry is no longer a part of your life.

The questions they address include:

  • What are some examples or microcosms that illustrate the greater divisions in the American evangelical church?
  • How might Christians think about the role of institutions and institutional belonging?
  • What has Moore noticed about how younger members of Gen Z think about institutions?
  • How can pastors minister to congregants who are only in town half of the year?
  • What are some resources for people who are grieving the loss of a church, denomination, or ministry they loved?

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Ashley Hales is the producer of The Russell Moore Show, founder of Willowbrae Institute, and an author. Find out more at aahales.com.

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