Interesting that mainstream media is picking up what we have known for some time. But it is also a great reminder of our challenges.
Scott Miller in Baltimore quoted Kenda Creasy Dean recently and here is what she had to say.
Kenda Creasy Dean was recently interviewed regarding her new book, Almost Christian: What the Faith of our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church.
The interviewer concluded asking why she left the research for the book “strangely hopeful.” She responded “(What) gives me hope is all of the people who are committed to kids in the church. Youth ministers are an irrationally hopeful breed. I have the privilege of working with youth ministers all the time, and they are constantly ignoring what’s impossible and doing it anyway, and that’s the “one radical thing” that keeps the church alive. God shows up under conditions like that.”
Pretty amazing quote and true.
To go to Scott Miller's blog: www.dscottmiller.com It is always worth a read.