Saturday, November 15, 2008

unChristian by David Kinneman

Kinneman is the president of the Barna Group, which provides research and resources with respect to spiritual issues. The book is a result of studies to see how "outsiders" view Christians. For Christians, the news is not good. The image is quite negative. We are seen as "unChristian" (in that we are not being Christ-like). We Christians are considered hypocritical (saying one thing and doing another), too focused on getting coverts (and not genuinely caring about others), antihomosexual, sheltered (out of touch with reality), too political (right-wingers with an agenda), and judgmental (quick to judge). This book is a real wake-up call for Christians. If you want to be challenged with respect as to how you are perceived by those around you, read this book. You will also find challenges to help Christians learn how to connect with Mosaics (born between 1984 and 2002) and Busters (born between 1965 and 1983).

1 comment:

Steven Carr said...

Some people are transformed by their Christianity.

Some are lukewarm. In some it hardly takes root at all.

All 3 cases are just as natural as seeds falling on different types of soil - some thrive, some do OK and some wither.