My son Lucas just had an article published on CharismaNews. Please take a look, and click over to the site to comment.
By Lucas Cherry
I am a millennial, and I am not leaving the church ... or starting my own.
I get weary of looking at all the predictions about me. And if I read all the statistics about myself, I would believe some interesting things.
Surely, as a 23-year-old guy raised in church, I am:
- Disgruntled with the church's views on premarital sex.
- Mad that homosexual rights are not celebrated as the new civil rights movement
- Shaking off my parents' oppressive standards, morals and rules
- Developing a more "modern" interpretation of Scripture
- Running to the bars with my Christian friends
- Feeling liberated by a revised understanding of what a real Christian is
- Disentangling myself from the label "evangelical"
- Awakening to the fact that Jesus was always gentle and figuring I must be gentle (i.e., tolerant) too
- Forming my own personalized theology
- Adopting Christian cussing habits so I can be seen as relevant
- Keeping my convictions private so as not to offend anyone
- Letting others decide what is truth for them, and then celebrating it
- Embracing science as a lens to read the Bible
But none of that is true about me. And, quite frankly, I am glad!
I am writing today to make my own declaration and am hoping someone will take note. I am a millennial, traditional, evangelical Christian. There. I said it. And I am not even going to apologize or flinch while I do. Click here to read more.