Wow. So I was just about to post a short something about this youtube video that has gone viral in the past few days (about 20 of my friends have posted it as their Facebook statuses), but then I realized that everyone had already chipped in their two cents on it.
For what it’s worth, of the couple of reactions that I read in various places, I think Kevin DeYoung really hit the nail on the head. He recognizes “no one may be talking about [this video] in a month”, but he spends a bunch of time writing about it because it “perfectly captures the mood, and in my mind the confusion, of a lot of earnest, young Christians.” It’s worth reading, not just because the video is receiving a lot of hype, but because I think DeYoung really assesses the mindset of a lot of American Christianity well. It’s an appreciative, but firm critique. If you’ve got the time, check it out.
[UPDATE]: Apparently after writing his critique, Kevin and the guy in the video (Jeff Bethke) emailed back and forth a bit and even chatted on the phone. It’s a pretty encouraging read.