How to Overcome Cotton Candy Christianity
by Jonathan Morrow
Growing up I was aimless, self-reliant, and far from God. But along the way, everything changed for me.
As we begin talking about how we avoid Cotton Candy Christianity and raising a generation of “Almost Christians,” I want to share some of my journey because I think it could make all the difference for you as well.
When I became a follower of Jesus Christ as a junior in High School, I was finally home. Coming from a broken family, I was now able to begin healing in many ways through God’s perfect love and acceptance.
But of all of the gracious gifts God has given me, the one that has most profoundly changed the trajectory of my life is this truth: God desires and deserves our best thinking.
As Christians our thinking matters to God. Yes our emotions and relationships matter to God as do our acts of kindness and serving others. But none of that replaces this foundational part of Christian discipleship–our minds matter.
And it is the failure to grasp this key insight–more than any other–that has lead to the “almost Christianity” we are experiencing today.
When defining the Greatest commandment, Jesus framed it this way…
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