A Younger Evangelical

2 Apr

How does a college kid produce a Youtube sensation about Jesus that received 27 million hits? And become a New York Times bestselling author with Jesus > Religion: Why He is So Much Better than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough before his 25th birthday?

Indeed!

Historian Edward J. Blum begins his interview with Jeff Bethke this way. Blum helps us understand yet another contemporary take on evangelicalism. For the entire interview with Bethke, see here: Jeff Bethke answers questions about Jesus from American history | The Christian Century.

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One Response to “A Younger Evangelical”

  1. Edward J. Blum April 7, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Thanks for linking. I have been amazed at the disconnect in generations here. Half of my students (under 25) have heard of Bethke and/or his video while none of my colleagues and friends above 25 have heard of him. His book, moreover, is selling like crazy among youth groups and college chaplain programs. Whatever we want to call this, perhaps millennialist evangelicalism, it is something new and, I think, powerfully moving.

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