They Like Jesus, But Not the Church
An overview of the six most common objections emerging generations have with church and Christianity along with the biblical answers to these objections and examples of how churches are facing this challenge. The church is an organised religion with...
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An overview of the six most common objections emerging generations have with church and Christianity along with the biblical answers to these objections and examples of how churches are facing this challenge.
The church is an organised religion with a political agenda
The church is judgemental and negative
The church is dominated by males and oppresses females
The church is homophobic
The church arrogantly claims all other religions are wrong
The church is full of fundamentalists who take the Bible literally
Many people today, especially among emerging generations, don't resonate with the church and organized Christianity. Some are leaving the church and others were never part of the church in the first place. Sometimes it's because of misperceptions about the church. Yet often they are still spiritually open and fascinated with Jesus.
This is a ministry resource book exploring six of the most common objections and misunderstandings emerging generations have about the church and Christianity. The objections come from conversations and interviews the church has had with unchurched twenty and thirty-somethings at coffee houses.
Each chapter raises the objection using a conversational approach, provides the biblical answers to that objection, gives examples of how churches are addressing this objection, and concludes with follow-through projection suggestions, discussion questions, and resource listings.
Dan Kimball is the author of several books including The Emerging Church and popular They Like Jesus But Not The Church (Zondervan). He is one of the pastors of Vintage Faith Church, a missional church planted for engaging the post-Christian culture in Santa Cruz, CA.
He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary where he also serves as Adjunct Faculty. Dan speaks extensively around the country on emerging church and culture issues as well as using the arts in worship. He serves on the editorial advisory boards for Youthworker Journal; Outreach Magazine and REV! Magazine.
In the pipeline are books Adventures in Churchland: Discovering the Beautiful Mess Jesus Loves and I Like Jesus But Not The Church
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