My interview with David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group and author of unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity … and Why It Matters, is live on the New Wineskins e-zine site at ‘Not Enough to be Transformed.’
The title is taken from the next-to-the-last paragraph in the interview. There is more to the interview that you can hear on the MP3 recording of it, but it seemed like a powerful observation and a good closing line.
In the course of the interview, I mentioned some other books which might seem to be in the same vein: Jim and Casper go to Church; They Like Jesus But Not the Church – but I would have to say that unChristian has the more valuable approach to the subject, with statistical as well as anecdotal research to offer.
In addition, it includes short essays by well-known Christian leaders from a variety of evangelical backgrounds (such as Dan Kimball, Brian McLaren, Rick Warren, John Stott, Chis Seay, Jim Wallis and Chuck Colson), responding to the information presented in the previous chapters.
But I’ll hold my other thoughts on the book. I’m working on a review of it for New Wineskins‘ next issue (July – October) and I don’t want to preview all of them here!