Christianity has an image problem.Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world. But according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong. Using descriptions like "hypocritical," "insensitive," and "judgmental," young Americans share an impression of Christians that's...
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Christianity has an image problem.Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world. But according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong. Using descriptions like "hypocritical," "insensitive," and "judgmental," young Americans share an impression of Christians that's nothing short of . . . unChristian.Groundbreaking research into the perceptions of sixteen- to twenty-nine-year-olds reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments. The surprising details of the study, commissioned by Fermi Project and conducted by The Barna Group, are presented with uncompromising honesty in unChristian.Find out why these negative perceptions exist, learn how to reverse them in a Christlike manner, and discover practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to culture. unChristian also includes forward-looking insights from respected Christian leaders, adding their assessment of the problems and their thoughts about how Christians should respond. Exclusive contributions from:Mark BattersonChuck ColsonAndy CrouchSarah CunninghamMargaret FeinbergJonalyn FincherMike FosterDave GibbonsLouie GiglioGary HaugenJeff JohnsonReggie JoinerKevin KellyDan KimballMichael LindsayRick McKinleyBrian McLarenKevin PalauTri RobinsonMark RodgersJannah ScottChris SeayAndy StanleyJohn StottJim WallisRick WarrenShayne WheelerJim WhiteJud Wilhite
Ground-breaking research presented in the bestselling book, unChristian, reveals that 16-29 year olds perceive Christianity to be anti-homosexual, judgmental, hypocritical, too political, sheltered, and proselytizing. This DVD curriculum kit developed by the Fermi Project moves the conversation forward by providing key insight into how Christians can change these perceptions when we become more like Jesus. Including insights from Gabe Lyons, David Kinnaman, Shane Claiborne, and Rick McKinley, this innovative study will move participants to not only be more aware, but to actively engage with their community. Includes DVD, leader's guide, and interactive website access.
David Kinnaman is president of The Barna Group, which provides research and resources that facilitate spiritual transformation in people's lives. Since joining Barna in 1995, David has designed and analyzed nearly five hundred studies for a variety of churches, nonprofits, and corporations. He and George Barna write a free research report published online at www.barna.org. David and his wife Jill have three children and live in California.