The Younger Evangelicals
From JordonCooper.com, an interview with Robert Webber, author of The Younger Evangelicals:
“A clash is emerging. The younger evangelicals will not have a voice in the pragmatic, fixed mentality. Stay there and your spirit will die (there are some exceptions, pray for discernment). Many pragmatic churches, like old shopping malls are dying. Very few people under 30 are in pragmatic churches. The handwriting is on the wall. Leave. Do a start up church. Be a tentmaker. Build communities. Small groups. Neighborhood churches. Be willing to let your life die for Jesus as you break with the market driven, culture shaped, numbers oriented, Wal-Mart-something-for-everyone church. Be an Abraham and take a risk. God will show up and lead the way…” “What concerns me is how satisfied the traditional church is with its enmeshment with modernity and how proud the pragmatic church is with its market success, business orientation and entertainment worship.”
I have the book, and it’s near the top of my reading list. I’m hearing great things about it.