I am currently reading “They Like Jesus But Not The Church” by Dan Kimball. It is an interesting book on how the church is seen by those in the “emerging generations.” The author does not hold back in calling out followers of Christ on both sides of the theological spectrum. In the book he list six objections people have to the church (they are listed below)
What do you think about these six? Would you add or take any way?
Objection #1: The church is an “organized religion” with a political agenda;
Objection #2: The church is judgmental and negative
Objection #3: The church is male dominated and oppresses females
Objection #4: The church is homophobic
Objection #5: The church feels Christianity is right and all other religions are wrong
Objection #6: The church is full of “fundamentalists” who take the Bible too literally.
2 thoughts on “6 Objections of the Church from “They Like Jesus But Not The Church””
These “objections” are valid in some instances. They are also used as convenient excuses to disavow observing and serving.
I think these objections are more based in the perceptions of the Church. While we in the church would agree with some or all, we know of what the church can be like. More and more people are getting disenfranchised with the church because of these things. Also, how did you find my website 🙂