Contribution to Book
Concerned about attrition of Adventist students attending secular campuses, we seek ways of inducing them to remain with us—unaware that their departure is due to systemic dysfunction in churches throughout North America. The causative factor of young adult attrition is judgmentalism resulting from a lack of knowing how to love. We have forgotten a core insight into the Great Controversy—that love requires freedom of choice, despite the inevitable risks. Paradoxically, our very concern about safeguarding the spirituality of our young adults generates a judgmental counterfeit of love that drives them away in a spirit of toxic anxiety.
Reach the Campus, Reach the World
The 180° Symposium
Weber, Martin, "When the Canaries Stop Singing" (2010). 180 Symposium Publications. 111.
Posted with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University