“Almost Half of Practicing Christian Millennials Say Evangelism Is Wrong”

“Almost Half of Practicing Christian Millennials Say Evangelism Is Wrong” February 14, 2019

“Almost Half of Practicing Christian Millennials Say Evangelism Is Wrong”

This research comes across as a bizarre manipulative ploy in, once again, shaming us as millennials to get back on board of their institutions already sinking ships…


According to Barna: “…Many Millennials are unsure about the actual practice of evangelism. Almost half of Millennials (47%) agree at least somewhat that it is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith.”

While, contrastingly, “Almost all practicing Christians believe that part of their faith means being a witness about Jesus (ranging from 95% to 97% among all generational groups), and that the best thing that could ever happen to someone is for them to know Jesus (94% to 97%).”

Barna goes on to say that “Millennials are also either two (Gen X) or three times more likely (Boomers and Elders) than any other generational group to believe that disagreement means judgment.”

Society today also casts a negative light on proselytization that many older Christians do not fully appreciate. As Barna found in research published in Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age, three out of five Christian Millennials believe that people today are more likely than in the past to take offense if they share their faith (65%)—that’s far higher than among Boomer Christians (28%).

I think this more so highlights a disconnect between millennials and the interpreters of this research than it does between millennials and their willingness to share their own faith.

As we see rather harsh articles highlighting this research, for instance, this post from Churchleaders.com, titled “Faith-Sharing Is Wrong, Say Half of Christian Millennials” as the critiques seem odd and agenda driven…

Let me explain…

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