This is going to be a great book, my friends,
The most cynical people in our society toward Christianity and the church are not just polemical atheists and secular academics. They are also Christians: pastors, seminary students, godly homemakers, and Bible-studying business leaders. Within the ranks of the church there seems to be a growing number who are disenchanted with Christianity and disgruntled with their faith communities. For many young believers, including evangelicals, cynicism is becoming characteristic of a hip new way to be “spiritual.” Disillusionment with God and the church is serving as a rite of passage for a new version of spirituality. Jaded young cynics want to “stick it to the man” and break free from authoritative figures and institutional structures. But what if “the man” is actually God himself, and what if the institution is the church for whom his Son died?
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Also, he blogs here. Go. Read. His blog.
I ain’t gonna lie – I am a cynic and I very interested in reading Byer’s book.