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While the gospel remains fixed and unchanging, every generation is different from the one before. While God’s Word is always true and powerful, each generation has its own doubts and questions. This means that each generation needs to be taught about God and his Word in a unique way. Where gen X might have responded well to the clear, straightforward answers of Evidence that Demands a Verdict, today’s millennials are not wrestling with those issues and may not be satisfied with those answers.
Not What You Think by the husband-wife team of Michael and Lauren McAfee, is an attempt to meet the skepticism of the millennial generation—a generation that has some guarded respect for the Bible, but also a lot of very serious questions. They don’t know the Bible well, but have heard that it’s misogynistic and patriarchal. They haven’t read many of its words, but are convinced it’s divisive and homophobic. But the McAfees, millennials themselves, want to encourage people to try the Bible, to explore it themselves, and they intend to serve as guides for this experience. “We are there with you, exploring and wrestling and discovering together the value of the Bible and what it might mean for your life and our lives.”
Millennials - Objections - Tend - Categories - Perception
As they’ve spoken to their fellow millennials, they’ve found that objections to the Bible tend to fall into two categories: cultural perception and personal experiences. “Many people are wary of engaging with the Bible because they feel the culture at large has a negative perception of it; the Bible is viewed as being intolerant, outdated, and out of step with American cultural norms. To read the Bible or to live your life by it would mean pitting yourself against culture and isolating yourself from the mainstream.” The second objection is based on personal experience. “Others are...
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