The Next Christians

This is one of those interviews that has had a profound impact on me and given me material that I have shared in my own reflections.  Jim Daly is the new President of Focus on the Family and Gabe Lyons is the Founder of Q:  Ideas for the Common Good

I think when Christian leaders, the older Christian leadership says, ‘Where are those future leaders? They’re just not there.’ They want gladiators. They want culture warriors. And the amazing thing is I think God is answering their question and they don’t even see it.”

In this interview, they speak about a survey they conducted with 16-29 year-olds, they discovered that five top words associated with the word “Christian” are anti-homosexual, judgmental, hypocritical, too political, and boring. 

“I think one of the mistakes that we’ve made is we tend to speak harshly toward the world and gently toward our own.  It’s not what the Scripture teaches. Let’s hold each other accountable as Christians as believers, but when we’re engaging the world, let’s show compassion.”

So join us for the last episode of the Attuned season before the summer break. 


Credits: Tippett, Krista. “The Next Christians.”  On BeingAmerican Public Media.  September 20, 2012. 


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