A Simple Analysis of How Christians Are Viewed

This chart came from Frank Viola’s post about how the world is watching the way Christians treat each other. You should read the whole post, but I thought that this pretty much said it all when it comes to how religions are viewed by outsiders. These search terms of course don’t mean that those stereotypes are true for every single member of the religion but they don’t come from nowhere either. Every single one for Christians is negative and often are similar to the results found in research by the Barna Group for unChristian and You Lost Me. The only way to change these stereotypes is to show everyone something better.

Books

unChristian: What A New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons. Amazon.ca Amazon.com

You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church… And Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman. Amazon.ca Amazon.com

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.