Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Ageism and the church

Here are some thoughts of Craig Blomberg, which mirror some of my own.

It is increasingly common in the United States for twenty-year-olds to bridge traditional ethnic barriers as they form recreation and service. By their own admission, ageism remains a far greater problem than racism or ethnocentricity. The older university student who has already raised a family may find it as hard to fit in as the person of the wrong 'race' did a generation ago. International Christian student ministry could target this kind of population as an unexpected example of the marginalized.

(p. 178, Blomberg, Craig Contagious Holiness: Jesus' meals with sinners, Downers Grove and Leicester: IVP/Apollos)


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