Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 10/15/2017
What would you do if I offered you the latest smartphone for free, but when you got home, you found it was a cheap imitation that had no electronics inside its case?
That’s a little of what Smith and Denton say churches have done to young people of the previous decade or so — they’ve given them religion, but it’s not the real thing. It’s an imitation that looks good, but doesn’t function at all.
They call it Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism.
And it’s soaked into much of the church. Like an infection.
Most of us have been exposed. Some of us are vulnerable. Some — infected.
I’ve seen in at all levels, among both genders, throughout all age groups.
It’s as common as the common cold.
This podcast helps you identify it and inoculate yourself against it.