As I’ve said before, the efforts to peel children away from their parents is one of the most troubling aspects of NewSpring’s youth ministry.
Pastor Cooper is at it again.
I love hearing about parents who get uncomfortable with the radical passion their student lives out… Exposure of complacency?? Hmm?
A complacent parent would be one who wouldn’t care what kind of spiritual guidance his or her child was receiving at church.
If Cooper is producing “radical” life change, every engaged parent should be concerned and uncomfortable. A parent who really cares might be quite worried about pastors who train young people to be more loyal to a church or pastor than to their parents.
Cooper is building a generation of rebellious, uncorrectable kids. When a father counsels his child about proper Christian behavior, Cooper’s given the child permission to punch back and tell the dad he’s being spiritually complacent.
I don’t know how that would make you feel, but, for me, it wouldn’t be complacent.