Barna research has released some pretty significant findings in regards to how 16-29 yr olds feel about Christianity. Yeah, I know. I barely made the research group. Here is what they found;
The new study shows that only 3% of 16 - to 29-year-old non-Christians express favorable views of evangelicals.
Common negative perceptions include that present-day Christianity is judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%), old-fashioned (78%), and too involved in politics (75%) - representing large proportions of young outsiders who attach these negative labels to Christians.
When young people were asked to identify their impressions of Christianity, one of the common themes was "Christianity is changed from what it used to be" and "Christianity in today’s society no longer looks like Jesus."
But then, as we probed why young people had come to such conclusions, I was surprised how much their perceptions were rooted in specific stories and personal interactions with Christians and in churches.
I think maybe the church is doing something wrong. Check out the whole article here.