Are Teens Becoming “Fake” Christians?

(CNN) — If you’re the parent of a Christian teenager, Kenda Creasy Dean has this warning:

Your child is following a “mutant” form of Christianity, and you may be responsible.

Dean says more American teenagers are embracing what she calls “moralistic therapeutic deism.” Translation: It’s a watered-down faith that portrays God as a “divine therapist” whose chief goal is to boost people’s self-esteem… (Read the Full Article Here)

In this article, several authors identify trends in our culture which perhaps contribute to our teens walking away from the church.  But there is also hope expressed.  What is the church’s role in helping teens see the relevance and importance of faith to their day to day lives?  What can we do to present a “radical” faith to young adults?

<posted by Mike Rauwolf>

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