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June 13, 2012

We’re All Adolescents Now

Adolescents inside, adolescents outside. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point.

Last week on BreakPoint and The Point, I discussed a CNN report that suggested that addiction to porn and video games literally rewire, in a bad way, the minds of young men. It can prevent them from growing up.

Well over at Christianity, author Thomas Bergler asks the question of the Church: when are we going to grow up? He thinks the Church suffers from the "juvenilization" of American Christianity. And the addiction to entertainment and self-help theology that characterizes so many American church services.

Of course, this re-framing of Christianity may attract people to the Church, but it never requires them to grow up in the faith. So they tend to reshape God from within, based on who they want him to be, rather than who he's revealed himself to be.

This past weekend on "BreakPoint This Week," I interviewed Ross Douthat, author of "Bad Religion." He believed this me-centered view has made us a nation of heretics. Come to to hear the interview. I'm John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

When Are We Going to Grow Up? The Juvenilization of American Christianity
Thomas E. Bergler | Christianity Today | June 08, 2012

BreakPoint This Week: Ross Douthat
John Stonestreet | BreakPoint | June 09, 2012

Screwtape's Formula
John Stonestreet | BreakPoint | June 05, 2012

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