Part of preparing students to live out their faith is to have them understand the perceptions of others about Christianity. The short video below captures a sampling of what people’s perceptions of Christians are.
How might a video like this be used in an instructive way?
In an accompanying video below, David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, poses the questions: How we can move past clichés to express what we believe? How can we creatively express the power of the Gospel – a message that is so simple and so deep at the same time? This video could be a helpful discussion starter with teens – and it would be particularly interesting to gain their reaction to Kinnaman’s own use of language (outsider) and metaphor (fort.)
Both videos are pointers toward a new book called unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity… and Why It Matters that came out in October 2007. I haven’t had the opportunity to read it yet (and hope to share more info from it in a future post), but noted that it has been receiving positive reviews on Amazon.