In response to Rachel Held Evans’s viral CNN piece, “Why millennials are leaving the church”, Brett McCracken writes in The Washington Post that fault may lie more with millennials than the church. Amidst a cacophony of online ruminations on the issue, this strikes us as a refreshingly different take. While Evans suggests that church leaders hear what millennials “would like to contribute to the faith community,” McCracken, himself a millennial, suggests that he and his peers “just shut up” and “listen to the wisdom of those who have gone before” instead of demanding they be catered to (a trend, coincidentally, that we noted in our previous post). At the risk of coming across a bit harsh, McCracken offers what stands out as an uncommon solution.

Do you think McCracken needs to be heard? Would his ideas actually keep millennials in the church? What do you think?