Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kool Kristianity Sux

If the evangelical Christian leadership thinks that "cool Christianity" is a sustainable path forward, they are severely mistaken. As a twentysomething, I can say with confidence that when it comes to church, we don't want cool as much as we want real.

If we are interested in Christianity in any sort of serious way, it is not because it's easy or trendy or popular. It's because Jesus himself is appealing, and what he says rings true. It's because the world we inhabit is utterly phony, ephemeral, narcissistic, image-obsessed and sex-drenched—and we want an alternative. It's not because we want more of the same.


One of the reasons people aren't attracted to Christianity is that it's not preached. It's not explained.

You have to have faith. That the author of the soul and faith is God, and they were made for each other, and that faith is intrinsically attractive to the soul. Yes, people reject it all the time. It's not a problem with faith. It's a problem with evil.

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