Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I had supper last night (Amigo's, of course) with Kyle and Danny A., twin brothers who are students at UVA and attend JPBC. Our conversation reminded me of why I am so optimistic concering the next generation of young Christians. It is my sense that God is raising up a choice generation of serious believers, a much more serious, passionate, and committed generation than my own. Christian nominalism is on the decline. This means we have fewer people who come to church just because it is socially acceptable to do so. What we are left with is a smaller, but more sound, group of young people who are being drawn to the Lord against the cultural expectations and behaviors of their peers. I see a great number of more serious and faithful evangelical churches being raised up in the days to come.
My conversation with these young men reminded me of the "Rebelution" ministry of twin teen brothers, Alex and Brett Harris (yes, the younger brothers of Josh Harris of I Kissed Dating Goodbye fame). If you want to be encouraged about the future of the Christian movement, check out their popular blog, skim through their reading list, and check out the links to their fellow teen "rebelutionaries," and be sure to visit the resources page with links to good articles. Make sure to steer your own teens and students on to this ministry as well.JTR