Why some college students leave their faith

Published: Friday, July 19 2013 2:05 p.m. MDT


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Why do so some students who go away to college give up on faith? That’s the question Eric Metaxas at Christian Post Contributor tries to answer in a recent article, “Learning from young atheists: What turned them off Christianity.”

According to Metaxas, church leaders may be trying to entertain youth rather than teach them church doctrines and principles: “Much of what passes for youth ministry these days is driven by a morbid fear of boring our young charges. As a result, a lot of time is spent trying to devise ways to entertain them. The rest of the time is spent worrying about whether the Christian message will turn kids off. But … young people, like the not-so-young, respect people with conviction-provided they know what they're talking about.”

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