Pt. 3 or 4 from Kevin DeYoung.
Church people are not stupid. They are not incapable of learning. For the most part, they simply haven’t been taught. No one has challenged them to think a deep thought or read a difficult book. No one has asked them to articulate their faith in biblical and theological categories. We have expected almost nothing out of our young people, so that’s what we get. A couple generations ago 20 year olds were getting married, starting a family, working at a real job or off somewhere fighting Nazis. Today 35 year olds are hanging out on Facebook, looking for direction, and trying to find themselves. We have been coddled when we should have been challenged.
As a church plant that has been striving to grow and center on Christ, the gospel and true Christian community, the time is now for us to begin the process of going deep with the Scriptures and being challenged to think deeper thoughts, make deeper connections between Old and New Testament, and glorying in the reality that our God is much bigger than we ever thought, and perhaps bigger than want. I’m looking forward to teaching again soon.