Reading Time: 6 minutes Last time, we talked about one of those factors: the rise of Nones who simply opt out of religion entirely. The other factor, though, caught my attention: more believers are walking away from church culture by the generation. These folks still believe, but they just don’t have what evangelicals like to call ‘a church home.’ Today, let me introduce you to Christianity’s growing numbers of churchless believers.
Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary (1993 Book)
Unchurched: Talking to the Voices in Their Heads
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Of late, we’ve been focusing on Lee Strobel’s 1993 book, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary. Decades after its publication, it remains completely au courant. Evangelicals still use the strategies in this book, and they still believe the many, many lies that its author tells about atheists. But there’s more to the […]
Unchurched: My Actual ‘Sticking Points’ Don’t Look Like These
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been talking about Lee Strobel’s 1993 Christian book, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary. In this book, Strobel offers his evangelical followers a peek into the minds of those outside their church bubbles. Ostensibly, he offers these insights along with strategies for recruiting those folks — though the insights […]
Unchurched: Lee Strobel, the Atheist Whisperer
Reading Time: 9 minutes Allo allo! Lately, we’ve been talking about Lee Strobel’s 1993 Christian book, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary. In it, he pushes very hard on his pre-conversion life as totally-an-atheist-y’all. However, it didn’t take long for me to notice that his version of atheism doesn’t look anything like actual atheism. That striking incongruence gets really dramatically […]
Unchurched: Lee Strobel’s Semi-Sales Reveal the Truth
Reading Time: 6 minutes I noticed something recently about the way he talks about sales success, and now I can’t un-see this very dishonest-seeming way he has of describing what little success he enjoys with his very own strategy. In fact, his few successes can be described better as semi-sales rather than closed deals. Today, let me show you what I saw.
Unchurched: Some of Lee Strobel’s Best Friends
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let’s look at Lee Strobel’s totally real atheist friends — and how his own words completely destroy that claim.
Unchurched: The Coin Lee Strobel Offers
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Let’s turn now to an important idea in Lee Strobel’s 1993 book, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary. A big part of the book involves Lee Strobel’s sales strategies for Christian flocks. And a big part of his suggestions there involve Christians creating a sense of social obligation in […]
Unchurched: Friendship Evangelism, Lee Strobel Style
Reading Time: 9 minutes Yesterday, I offered you an overview of the personal-level strategy he suggests, friendship evangelism. Today, I want to show you Lee Strobel’s absolutely callous and blatantly opportunistic twist on that old, old strategy.
Unchurched: An Overview of Friendship Evangelism
Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, I’ll show you what friendship evangelism is — and what lies its practitioners tell themselves to justify inflicting it on others.
Unchurched: Lee Strobel’s Action Plan (Doesn’t Work)
Reading Time: 12 minutes In Unchurched, Lee Strobel sought to teach his tribe about those strange space aliens who weren’t part of church culture. More than that, even, he claimed to offer the tribe an ‘action plan’ for persuading those space aliens to join their churches. Today, let’s see exactly what this ‘action plan’ involves — and then consider its effectiveness.