“Why Are Young Adults Leaving the Church?” …longing for God, looking for God (Psalm 42:1-5)
Ryan Ahlgrim, Pastor First Mennonite Church of Richmond, VA
Ryan Ahlgrim’s passion is to communicate an honest and persuasive faith in God. Wrestling with doubts since his teenage years, he has explored why we believe what we believe. A graduate of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (M.Div.) and McCormick Theological Seminary (D.Min.), he has served as a youth pastor, church planter, and lead pastor, and has taught college and seminary courses. He currently serves First Mennonite Church of Richmond. Dozens of his articles on theology, ethics, biblical studies, preaching, and humor have appeared in various magazines and journals, and he is the author of Not as the Scribes: Jesus as a Model for Prophetic Preaching (Herald Press, 2002) and Sick Religion or Healthy Faith? Beliefs and Practices for Healing Christian Communities (Wipf & Stock, 2016). He and his wife Laurie have two grown children, Garrett and Savannah.
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