Mutant Christianity – What does CNN know about the Church that we don’t?
Whatever happened the the Christian faith? Is something horrific going on?
What does CNN and Princeton Theological Seminary know about the Church that we don’t? Actually, quite a lot? Check these out:
- “Fake” Christianity. CNN reports on research by Kenda Creasy Dean, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, who says that “your child is following a ‘mutant’ form of Christianity, and you may be responsible.” According to Dean, it’s a watered-down faith that portrays God as “divine therapist” whose chief goal is to boost self-esteem. Disclaimer: I haven’t read her book Almost Christian so I don’t know what kind of gospel she is selling—I seek spiritual advice only from those who accept the Bible, in it’s original text, as the inerrant Word of God—but I believe she’s onto something with her diagnosis. What do you think?
- Incredibly inarticulate. A World Magazine article mentions the work of UNC Chapel Hill sociology professor Christian Smith. Smith, who has since taken a position at Notre Dame, found that many evangelical teenagers know little about Christianity. Based on interviews with some 267 teenagers, Smith found that the majority of teenagers who identified themselves as evangelicals were “incredibly inarticulate” about their religious beliefs. “They were well-trained in the dangers of drunk driving and STDs,” he said, but they fumbled on basic questions about Christianity.
- False conversion. I believe all of this must be related to the phenomenon of “false conversion.” Let me encourage you to listen to two sermons by Ray Comfort: (1) Hell’s Best Kept Secret and (2) True and False Conversion. What do you think?
What do you think? I can’t wait to read your comments!
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