Essentially this professor/minister has conducted an in-depth study interviewing a myriad of Christian adolescents and has discovered that the majority of teens cannot articulate their faith, a basic theology of beliefs, etc.... Essentially, what the author concludes is:
Dean says more American teenagers are embracing what she calls "moralistic therapeutic deism." Translation: It's a watered-down faith that portrays God as a "divine therapist" whose chief goal is to boost people's self-esteem.Fascinating. Honestly, when I reflect to my adolescent years. I can say, I went to church because the family went, it was important, now I could postulate a basic theology, but there wasn't more to it than this. The article is short so seriously check it out.
Shalom, blessings, and Grace.