Monday, October 30, 2006

TIME: In touch with Jesus

Does the Church finally recognize that in a post-Christian society Christian students need real grounding in the faith? From TIME:
"Youth ministers have been on a long and frustrating quest of their own over the past two decades or so. Believing that a message wrapped in pop-culture packaging was the way to attract teens to their flocks, pastors watered down the religious content and boosted the entertainment. But in recent years churches have begun offering their young people a style of religious instruction grounded in Bible study and teachings about the doctrines of their denomination. Their conversion has been sparked by the recognition that sugarcoated Christianity, popular in the 1980s and early '90s, has caused growing numbers of kids to turn away not just from attending youth-fellowship activities but also from practicing their faith at all."The rest of the article.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Well I am an atheist, but I agree with you on this point. Churches today try to mimick "the world" to entice kids to accept their brand of Christianity. Why not be honest and tell it like they really believe? Afraid that their truth will turn kids off?

    Onanite

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  2. I also agree. Luckily, in my opinion, SDB's have managed to avoid this morass by teaching the standard stuff without too much frills all along. Our unwillingness to adapt to the culture, at least in this case, has served us well.

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