I'm excited to announce that
sometime next week
UPDATE: this coming Monday
, author/pastor Russell Rathbun will be contributing to Emerging Pensees as part of a blog tour for his new book, nuChristian: finding faith in a new generation
, which is a response of sorts to Dave Kinnaman and Gabe Lyon's recent popular book unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters
. Whereas Kinnaman and Lyon's book highlighted all the negative impressions younger generations have about Christianity, Russell's book tries to offer some solutions to these perceptions. Specifically, he encourages churches to accept these criticisms (rather than getting defensive about them) and seek instead to be authentic about both who we are, and who are striving to become.
Anyhow, Russell is a great guy who I've had the privilege of hanging out with on a couple of occasions, and his previous book, Post-Rapture Radio
was nothing short of genius; so yeah, be sure to check back here in a few days to see what Russell has to say.
Labels: nuChristian, Russell Rathbun