Thoughts about the "other."
After having numerous conversations about God with people from my generation, I have little fear that we are drifting towards atheism. Instead, my greater fear is the common rejection of objective, absolute truth. Almost everyone says that they believe in God, or at least that they don't know- but it has become woefully unpopular to say that there is only one way to him. To say that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life- that no one comes to the Father except through Him...is indeed to say that other world religions will not get you to God. Jesus is so attractive until we see what he actually said. "We were made in the image of God, and have since been trying to make him into ours."
I have recently been thinking about ways to share the gospel in this context. Without getting too jargon-heavy, I like to place a coffee cup on a table. Let's say that the cup is red. Let's presume that after looking at the cup, one person says that the cup is red and the other says that it is blue. One opinion is correct and the other is wrong. The first opinion simply reflects the objective color of the coffee cup. Regardless of emphasis or desire, the second opinion is objectively wrong. This illustrates one way to get people to think outside of the "god as you like him" mindset. Grace and Peace