If you're the parent of a Christian teenager, Kenda Creasy Dean has this warning:
Your child is following a "mutant" form of Christianity, and you may be responsible.
Dean worked as a researcher with the National Study of Youth and Religion at the University of North Carolina in the summer of 2005. After interviewing over 3,000 teenagers, they summarized their beliefs as a combination of works righteousness, religion as psychological well-being, and a distant non-interfering god. Or, to use a technical term, "Moralistic Therapeutic Deism."