Monday, July 09, 2007

How do non-Christian young people view Christianity?

Here is an excerpt from a blog post by Kurt Frederickson. Kurt and Eddie Gibbs are at Fuller Theological Seminary, and they write a blog together. Kurt provides some interesting research on how young people who are not Christians perceive Christianity.


David Kinnaman, president of The Barna Group, shared the results of new research that investigated how young people (16-29 years) who are not Christians perceive Christianity. They wre asked “What is your current perception of Christianity?”
- 91% said antihomosexual
- 87% said judgmental
- 85% said hypocritical
- 78% said old-fashioned
- 75% said too involved in politics
- 72% said out of touch with reality
- 70% said insensitive to others

What do you think of these stats? How can we overcome these perceptions? Check out Kurt's fuller post at