"Do we love our traditions more than our children?" 

 

The natural tendency of young adults is to build a “piece-meal” religious philosophy & worldview with the common perception that the Adventist church is repressive of new or different ideas leads to a strong risk of alienating young adults. This is not to say that the church should abandon its core values and beliefs—but it should be able to differentiate between these fundamentals and mere traditions. The question remains: Do we love our traditions more than our children?”     Barna Young Adult Study