Author: More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians; I came across this really interesting article that I think is definitely worth a read if you are even remotely concerned with the faith of the up-and-coming generation. A couple quotes to pique your interest:
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
We think that they want cake, but they actually want steak and potatoes, and we keep giving them cake
Some adults don’t expect much from youth pastors. They simply want them to keep their children off drugs and away from premarital sex. Others practice a “gospel of niceness,” where faith is simply doing good and not ruffling feathers. The Christian call to take risks, witness and sacrifice for others is muted… It can’t bear the weight of deeper questions: Why are my parents getting a divorce? Why did my best friend commit suicide? Why, in this economy, can’t I get the good job I was promised if I was a good kid?”
Thanks to backyardmissionary for the link!