Christian leaders grow more and more desperate to reverse their monumental churn problem. In their desperation, they turn to their young people. As the next generation in Christianity, young people have quite a burden to shoulder! And I don’t think they’re happy about shouldering it. Today, I’ll show you one denomination’s surreal responses to their looming disaster. Buckle up! It gets rocky. The Unlikely Disciple. Not long ago I was reading a Christian evaluation of the book The Unlikely Disciple. The book is about a non-Christian guy who enrolled in Liberty University. He wanted to get an idea of what fundagelical young people are really like. It sounds like a hell of a read. Kevin Roose, the non-Christian in question, lived incognito as a fundagelical for a year. But this young reviewer reading about that experience came away with a very different impression. Indeed, Greg Stier wrote an essay for Christian Post about how he totally doesn’t agree with Kevin Roose. I have trouble even remembering another Christian who has so completely missed the point of a criticism their religion.But he does put a voice to a serious problem: how to mobilize their dwindling ranks of young people. The problem’s only gotten worse–and more pressing–since… Read full this story
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