Kevin DeYoung has authored and/or co-authored two books that I've already read - Why We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Sould Be and Just Do Something, and one I'm just about to begin Why We Love the Church. He is an interesting, intelligent, clever, and Biblical author. That's not to say that I'd agree with him on every point, but on the main things and the plain things we agree. He is also a blogger, and his post today - Reaching the Next Generation: Win Them with Love - is not some syrupy sentimental nonsense. It's a common sense, Biblically sound admonition. He writes:
Jesus said it best: “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Jesus did not say “They will know you are my disciples by how attune you are to new trends in youth culture.” Or “They will know you are my disciples by the hip atmosphere you create.” Give up on relevance, and try love. If they see love in you, love for each other, love for the world, and love for them, they will listen. No matter who the “they” are.Click on the link above, read the post, and ask God to help you reach the next generation (and any generation!) with love.