Thursday, October 8, 2009

Who's Waiting For Our Kids?

Questions to ponder...

1. Why does study after study show that our youth are abandoning the faith and leaving the church in massive droves?
2. Why do so few believers know what they believe and why they believe it?
3. How is it even possible for Christians to sit in the pews of their church for years and still emerge knowing nothing substantial about their faith?
4. Why is it that many so-called "leaders" within the church cannot even clearly articulate what they believe?
5. Why do Christian students have to spend thousands of dollars to attend seminary for training they should be receiving in the local church?

Is it possible we aren't doing our job?

In a culture where Christians are constantly bombarded with the secular philosophies of postmodernism, moral relativism, and religious pluralism, knowing what you believe and why you believe it is as important as ever. Despite how many within the church feel, we live in a time in which clear-thinking, sound theology, and a robust defense of the faith is crucial for the survival of our faith.

Given the state of our culture and the Church, is it any wonder we are losing our kids? Something has to be done, or as Josh McDowell has stated, this may be the last Christian generation.

What do you think?

Video used by permission from Brett Kunkle

1 comment:

Chris said...

WOW, this is heart wrenching. I can't believe she has NOTHING to say about Jesus. I am hurt by the nothingness which the world around us creates, especially in our nation's youth. Nice post Aaron and thank you STR for your excellent work.