Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Food for Thought

Most people in America, when they are exposed to the Christian faith, are not being transformed. They take one step into the door, and the journey ends. They are not being allowed, encouraged, or equipped to love or to think like Christ. Yet in many ways a focus on spiritual formation fits what a new generation is really seeking. Transformation is a process, a journey, not a one-time decision. The depth and texture of Christianity ought to appeal to young people, but the unChristian notion strains life in Christ into mere mental allegiance to a religion. The truth is that when a person makes a commitment to Christ, it is just the first step into a much larger reality.

When people become Christians, we must describe appropriate expectations for them; engage them in significant, accountable relationships and fashion environments where deep life change can take place.

unChristian: What a new generation really thinks about Christianity

by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

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