How Should We Evangelise Churched Youth?

Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne by Lars Verket on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

If you still have teenagers in your church, you might want to think about this quote from Shane Claiborne of The Simple Way community in Philadelphia. I found it in Philip Yancey‘s new book, ‘Vanishing Grace‘:

I am convinced that if we lose kids to the culture of drugs and materialism, of violence and war, it’s because we don’t dare them, not because we don’t entertain them. It’s because we make the gospel too easy, not because we make it too difficult. Kids want to do something heroic with their lives, which is why they play video games and join the army. But what do they do with a church that teaches them to tiptoe through life so they can arrive safely at death?

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