Here’s a fascinating article titled Young Evangelicals Are Getting High that details why many young evangelicals, who grew up in hip non-denominational churches, are joining “high” church services like those offered in Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Catholic services.
Below is a quote from the article:
The kids who leave evangelical Protestantism are looking for something the world can’t give them. The world can give them hotter jeans, better coffee, bands, speakers, and book clubs than a congregation can. What it can’t give them is theology; membership in a group that transcends time, place and race; a historic rootedness; something greater than themselves; ordained men who will be spiritual leaders and not merely listeners and buddies and story-tellers. What the kids leaving generic evangelicalism seem to want is something the world can never give them–a holy Father who demands reverence, a Saviour who requires careful worship, and a Spirit who must be obeyed. They are looking for true, deep, intellectually robust spirituality in their parents’ churches and not finding it.
What do you think?
(ht Larie Marin)