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With Change like THIS, perhaps there IS Hope:

With Change like this, ...

(***courtesy of Gary Varvel)

There may still be hope for the upcoming generation… Below are two articles VERY much worth examining, each of which backs-up the sentiment so clearly expressed in the cartoon.

The first one’s by Michael Barone and is from several weeks back. However, it’s just as pertinent today as it was then, I promise:

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Follow up re: “Young People are Stupid”…it’s worse than we think

Thanks to a Facebook friend for providing the link to an excellent and sobering article in this month’s Christianity Today.

It’s not just that our youthcentric culture ignores the fact that youth are stupid (as JTR wrote yesterday), and seems oblivious that pandering to youth’s massive ego is ultimately self-destructive.  The ugly truth is that we have ALL, by and large, been “juvenilized.”  Huntington University professor Thomas Bergler’s lengthy, excellent article (adapted from his book, The Juvenilization of American Christianity) diagnoses the state of the Church in America in four words–and I believe that those same four words describe a huge problem in America at large:  “We’re all adolescents now.”

Here’s a bit of background on how Bergler sees the changing face of evangelicalism:

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