So, I'm reading this book that I found out about in the blogging world. It's called unchristian - what a new generation really thinks about Christianity...and why it matters. It's written by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. It is based on research by the Barna Group and looks at the revelation by sixteen- to twenty-nine-year-olds that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments.
In one of the chapters, they list seven elements that should define a Christ follower.
*worshiping God intimately and passionately
*engaging in spiritual friendships with other believers
*pursuing faith in the context of family
*embracing intentional forms of spiritual growth
*investing time and resources in spiritual pursuits
*having faith-based conversations with outsiders
So, I'm interested in hearing from yall.
~Do you agree that these seven elements define a Christ follower?
~Are there other elements you would add?
~Are there any of these elements that you would remove from the list?
~What does being a Christ follower mean to you?
Looking forward to some great discussion!