A twenty-something author weighs in on the modern church

“The perils of ‘wannabe cool’ Christianity” Reprinted from The Wall Street Journal August 13, 2010 © 2010 Dow Jones & Company All rights reserved

“How can we stop the oil gusher?” may have been the question of the summer for most Americans. Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well [was] nothing compared to the threat posed by an ongoing gusher of a different sort: Young people pouring out of their churches, never to return.

As a 27-year-old evangelical myself, I understand the concern. My peers, many of whom grew up in the church, are losing interest in the Christian establishment. 

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