The Next Christians

Much has been written about this current generation of young adults that have been changed as a result of the internet age and 9/11.  How are these changes affecting those in the faith community?  I am currently reading Gabe Lyons’ new book “The Next Christians.”  His thesis is that this new generation of Christ followers is different from some of those in our parent’s generation.  He outlines the following six characteristics of this generation:

Provoked, not offended

Creators, not critics

Called, not employed

Grounded, not distracted

In community, not alone

Countercultural, not “relevant”

I would highly recommend this to those in the church who are trying to figure out what motivates my generation.  For those of you who are in my generation who sometimes don’t feel comfortable in the established church, this book will explain some of the cultural reasons.


About joelnewton

I am a husband to Hillary, a father to Anna and Norah

Posted on November 4, 2010, in Church and Culture, Personal and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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