Sunday, August 15, 2010

Reverence and Relevance

"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 ... 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."

- Brett McCracken, in his excellent Wall Street Journal Article, The Perils of Hipster Christianity and Why Young Evangelicals Reject Churches That Try to be Cool. 

My thanks to John M for sending this link to me.  Excellent!

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