Overprotective. Shallow. Repressive. These are all words some Christian youth have used to describe their faith experience, says

That perception undoubtedly explains why recent studies show more than half of all Christian teens and 20-somethings are distancing themselves from today’s Church.

The Barna group, a nonpartisan research company, has found that almost 60 percent of young people ages 15-29 have left active involvement.

This phenomenon has been examined by researcher David Kinnaman in his new book,You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith.

Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, explains the reasoning behind the mass exodus and how the Christian community has failed to equip young adults to live “in but not of” the world.


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