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Tonight I led the last session of a several week Bible study on the book Unchristian by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. It is a very good book with several important points that should be considered. It is based on research by The Barna Group that focused on what outsiders think about Christians and churches. The authors then analyzed six negative perceptions they found outsiders held about Christians. Since these perceptions could keep people from visiting a church and learning more about God, we must give them serious consideration. At several points the authors noted the importance of giving greater care to what we say and how we say it.


  1. Unfortunately they also seem to reinforce many of those preconceptions -- especially regarding gays.

  2. I did find the book to be a good launching book for discussion, especially since it led us to discuss issues not often talked about in a lot of churches.


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