Does the Christian Subculture Make People Stumble?
I have just finished reading Dan Kimball’s They Like Jesus But Not the Church (my review should be up either late tonight or early tomorrow). In the next-to-last chapter he opens with a thought that really got my brain thinking. Allow me to share it with you:
“Many skeptical church leaders believe that people from emerging generations have negative impressions about Christians and the church because the cross is a stumbling block. These people, they say, reject the cross, so of course they are negative about the church. Now it’s true that the cross is a stumbling block to people (1 Corinthians 1.23); however, we can’t dismiss that easily people who like Jesus but not the church. The problem isn’t that they stumble over the cross. The problem is that they stumble on the attitudes of some Christians and on the Christian subculture that we have put in their way before they can even get to the cross.”
It made me think. What do you think?