There is a real challenge for all of us to move beyond a religion where we’re basically telling people to be middle class, and have solid conservative values, to actually getting down and dirty, and following Jesus.
I believe its fair to suggest that Jesus would not find a happy home in many of our churches, and that is a sad indictment on our corporate Christianity.
The good news is though that the authors say we as parents can do something about it:
…parents who perform one act of radical faith in front of their children convey more than a multitude of sermons and mission trips.
A parent’s radical act of faith could involve something as simple as spending a summer in Bolivia working on an agricultural renewal project or turning down a more lucrative job offer to stay at a struggling church, Dean says.
But it’s not enough to be radical — parents must explain “this is how Christians live,” she says.
Ready then everyone?