Thanks to a Facebook friend for providing the link to an excellent and sobering article in this month’s Christianity Today.
It’s not just that our youthcentric culture ignores the fact that youth are stupid (as JTR wrote yesterday), and seems oblivious that pandering to youth’s massive ego is ultimately self-destructive. The ugly truth is that we have ALL, by and large, been “juvenilized.” Huntington University professor Thomas Bergler’s lengthy, excellent article (adapted from his book, The Juvenilization of American Christianity) diagnoses the state of the Church in America in four words–and I believe that those same four words describe a huge problem in America at large: “We’re all adolescents now.”
Here’s a bit of background on how Bergler sees the changing face of evangelicalism:
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