Is bulldozing our sign too radical?

I’m stuck on this time and temperature sign thing.

A week or so ago, Vince Antonucci did a piece on a recent Barna Group survey that snagged my attention. The survey explored the perceptions of Christianity of youngsters between 16 and 29. The conclusion of the study was that most non-believers had an overwhelming negative perception of Christians.

They saw Christians as anti-homosexual (91%), judgmental (87%) and hypocritical (85%), old-fashioned (78%), and too involved in politics (75%).

Are there some light bulbs on the sign out here?

Even among young Christians, many of the negative images generated significant traction. Half of young churchgoers said they perceive Christianity to be judgmental, hypocritical, and too political. One-third said it was old-fashioned and out of touch with reality.

When young people were asked to identify their impressions of Christianity, one of the common themes was “Christianity is changed from what it used to be” and “Christianity in today’s society no longer looks like Jesus.”

Is that celsius or fahrenheit? It’s definitely confusing and difficult to calculate.

Perhaps most interesting: of those surveyed, 91% stated they do not trust Christians.

Aren’t temperature and time signs over-rated anyway?


3 responses to “Is bulldozing our sign too radical?

  1. Did you know 100% of people who smoke die?

  2. patrickandchristy

    I don’t trust most Christians myself, and I do believe we have definitely gotten lost and confused somewhere along the way.

    I have very few answers, and I’m a major “work in progress” but I believe our primary responsibility as Christians is not to other Christians but to the LOST. God wants us to Glorify Him by living as Christ lived and by reaching the lost as Christ did. He wants us to build up His Kingdom.

    God never asked us to be the judge or deliverer of anyone. That is solely His responsibility. All He has asked us to do is be Christ-like examples and guiding lights to those who are lost and wandering so they can find Jesus. He will do the judging, convicting, and saving.

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