I am not a Millennial, I am a Gen Xer. In ten years, give or take, everything that is wrong with the world will be my fault. But my generation is nowhere near as jaded as the Millennials. No, my generation still thinks there is good stuff in church growth books that belonged in the landfill before they went to publication (let the reader recall that landfills were still OK back then). We Gen Xers are downright gullible compared to the Millennials.
Or, that’s what the demographers say about me.
When I read a critique of the miasma of American religion that hits so many of my own objections as this critique, I feel as one “born out of due season.” As with any sweeping critique, it is easy to get caught up in the moment and start throwing away things that ought to be kept. But I do like the author’s encouragement: let the church be the church, and stop prostituting itself to the demographers.