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A Lutheran pastor and theologian, Kurt Marquart, wrote in an 1978 article on Liturgy the following trenchant comment on the Church and youth in the Church:

Who, after all, could respect an institution which is, after two thousand years’ experience, so confused about its functions as to say, in effect: “Dear children, help us! We are no longer sure about what we ought to be doing. Perhaps you might have some good ideas?” Who could possibly take seriously the play-worship prefixed with that horrid word, “experimental”? The fact is that no healthy, viable society lets its children arbitrate its values. It is for the elders of the tribe to guard its cultural heritage and to transmit it solemnly to the younger generation–never vice versa. Also in our society the problem is not with the youth but with their elders. 

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