Younger Christians are leaving the church in droves, frustrated and disillusioned by the track record of American Christianity. Older Christians, who still lead most churches, are concerned about this trend. But the generations don't see eye to eye on many...
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Younger Christians are leaving the church in droves, frustrated and disillusioned by the track record of American Christianity. Older Christians, who still lead most churches, are concerned about this trend. But the generations don't see eye to eye on many things. Here two evangelical leaders forty years apart in age discuss some of the biggest issues challenging Christianity today and into the future, such as marriage, homosexuality, creation care, and politics. The authors model and cultivate an intentional, charitable, and much-needed intergenerational dialogue. Each chapter includes sidebar reflections from notable Christian leaders and individual and small group study questions.
Ronald J. Sider (PhD. (History): Yale University) is the president of Evangelicals for Social Action and professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including the well-received The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience, Just Generosity, Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World?; Good News and Good Works: A Theology for the Whole Gospeland the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.
Ben Lowe's views on creation care were shaped early in his life. Growing up as a missionary kid in Singapore/Malaysia, he often dealt with water shortages and bad air quality due to mismanagement and abuse of natural resources. Carrying these experiences with him, he eventually found his way to Wheaton College where he majored in environmental studies and helped organize Wheaton's first national Climate Change Summit. His summers were filled working as an environmental educator with the Massachusettes Audubon Society and as a student researcher for fisheries projects in Corpus Christi, TX and on Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.
Lowe currently calls Chicago home and works as the cocoordinator of Renewal, a grassroots network committed to equipping this student generation in the compassionate stewardship of all of God's creation. Previously he served as outreach director for A Rocha USA, an international Christian conservation organization, where he helped to mobilize churches and campuses around creation care issues. He is the author of Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation.
- Younger Christians Are Leaving The Church In Droves, Frustrated And Disillusioned By The Track Record Of American Christianity. Older Christians, Who Still Lead Most Churches, Are Concerned About This Trend. But The Generations Don't See Eye To Eye On Many Things. Here Two Evangelical Leaders Forty Years Apart In Age Discuss Some Of The Biggest Issues Challenging Christianity Today And Into The Future, Such As Marriage, Homosexuality, Creation Care, And Politics. The Authors Model And Cultivate An Intentional, Charitable, And Much-needed Intergenerational Dialogue. Each Chapter Includes Sidebar Reflections From Notable Christian Leaders And Individual And Small Group Study Questions.