The Early Bird Gets The Link is a daily roundup of thought provoking and insightful articles from various sources.
Are Young Evangelicals More Liberal Than Their Parents?
Interesting study. “The young, restless, and… liberal? Are younger evangelicals really more left-leaning than their parents? The easy answer is, “Of course they are! Look at how many of them are voting for pot legalization and driving those tiny cars!”
The Gospel thrived in the 1st century, one reason is because the Gospel was radically different from all they were used to. Moore says “Only a strange gospel can differentiate itself from the culture around us. But the strange, freakish, foolish old gospel is what God uses to save sinners and to build the Church.”
So then, what is the difference? How should Christians pray? Do they not pray for these good things?
In simple terms, there are four types of churches that will soon die. It is sad to watch the churches in these categories. Some congregations are in more than one category. And some are in all four.
We want to, but we don’t. We’re motivated, but we’re not. We think we should, but wish people would just leave us alone. This mindset is called “ambivalence” – feeling two contradictory emotions about the same thing. Even if we didn’t know what ambivalence was, we’re good at it.