One of my friends on Facebook posted this link:
This article, posted on www.cnn.com (one of the more liberal news networks out there) basically says that most young people professing Christianity today, are not passionate or even knowledgable about what they believe.
The article is worth reading….especially by all parents and pastors. Here are a few exerts:
“Corrie says she sees no shortage of teenagers who want to be inspired and make the world better. But the Christianity some are taught doesn’t inspire them ‘to change anything that’s broken in the world’.”
“We think that they want cake, but they actually want steak and potatoes, and we keep giving them cake,” Corrie says.
She says pastors often preach a safe message that can bring in the largest number of congregants. The result: more people and yawning in the pews.
What can a parent do then? Get “radical,”
But it’s not enough to be radical — parents must explain “this is how Christians live,” she says.
“If teenagers lack an articulate faith, it may be because the faith we show them is too spineless to merit much in the way of conversation,” wrote Dean, a professor of youth and church culture at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Overall the article cites two parties responsible: Churches that teach watered down faith and parents who are not teaching or living out radical faith.
If you grew up in church, please comment about the foundation of your faith and who inspired you…I love feedback.