Quotation of the Week

What can a parent do then?

Get “radical,” Dean says.

She says parents who perform one act of radical faith in front of their children convey more than a multitude of sermons and mission trips. A parent’s radical act of faith could involve something as simple as spending a summer in Bolivia working on an agricultural renewal project or turning down a more lucrative job offer to stay at a struggling church, Dean says.

But it’s not enough to be radical — parents must explain “this is how Christians live,” she says.”If you don’t say you’re doing it because of your faith, kids are going to say my parents are really nice people,” Dean says. “It doesn’t register that faith is supposed to make you live differently unless parents help their kids connect the dots.”

From Kenda Creasy’s new book, Almost Christian, via CNN


  1. It just came out and I have read excerpts. Scot McKnight is also blogging through it which gives some good summary. I do plan to read it-just haven’t placed the Amazon order yet 🙂 Hope you are well and the school year is off to a great start!

  2. Just quoted this quote myself yesterday. I haven’t read the book, but read this excerpt somewhere else…Now, to be radical.

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