“BreakPoint” recently had an excellent article about Larry Taunton of the Fixed Point Foundation who asked students on college campuses why they don’t believe in God. He was surprised by the level of interest demonstrated by the student’s responses. The article highlighted that "instead of would-be Richard Dawkins", the typical respondent was more like Phil, a student Taunton interviewed.
Phil had grown up in church; he had even been the president of his youth group. What drove Phil away wasn’t the lure of secular materialism or even Christian moral teaching. Phil lost his interest in both the church and God when his church hired a youth pastor who was more concerned with entertaining the youth than teaching them about the word of God. Moreover, many students shared that their pastors and teachers offered trite and superficial answers to life’s most difficult questions instead of referring to the bible where they supposedly put their faith and trust.
One student even expressed to Larry Taunton that “Christianity is something that if you really believed it, it would change your life and you would want to change [the lives] of others. I haven’t see too much of that.”
Deborah Buckingham is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ who lives her life for Him, her family and her great America. She is an activist at heart and is always looking for opportunities to advance the Kingdom of God by sharing truth and love to any who cross her path. Her other passions include politics, health and fitness and hunting down great recipes to share with family and friends around the dinner table.
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