SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: “the fastest growing segment of too many denominations is those leaving the church. Why?”
Nigel Alston, a local columnist for the Winston Salem Journal as written an interesting review of a new book by David Kinnaman, unChristian: What A New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity … and Why It Matters,
Kinnaman captures your attention immediately, stating that “Christianity has an image problem.” His research highlights the issues, the challenges and why young adults’ perceptions matter. As he writes, “it’s not a pretty picture.” His desire is to “help start conversations and lead people to start thinking about how to bridge this divide between us and them.” Meeting people where they are and understanding what they think, whether you agree or not, whether it is uncomfortable or not, is a great starting point.
For example, his research indicates that many young adults 16 to 29 (about 24 million) outside the church (including some who have left the church) have little trust in the Christian faith — and esteem for the lifestyle of Christ followers is fading. Unfortunately, as a pastor recently told me, the fastest growing segment of too many denominations is those leaving the church. Why?
See full book review at IMAGE: Young adults leery of Christians