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Are Christians “Spiritual but not Religious?”

Do Christians embrace the “spiritual but not religious” mindset? Should they claim “It’s a relationship, not a religion.” The gospel offers a different perspective on religion and spirituality that’s worth considering.

Love Your Enemies

What does Jesus mean by calling his disciples to love their enemies? This command remains true, even with a divisive presidential election coming in a few months. Christians need to remember Jesus’ call to love their enemies.

3 Core Convictions of GenZ’s Religious Worldview

What are the core convictions of today’s teenagers, known as GenZ? Tolerance, Safety, and Cancel Culture. This article helps Christians, especially pastors and those in ministry, begin to understand GenZ’s religious worldview.

Should We Forgive & Forget?

“Forgive and forget” sounds good advice until you’re the one hearing it. When the conflict is personal and when the hurt is deep, it seems like you’re expected to do something impossible. And for the Christian, it begs the question: Is “forgive and forget” biblical?

When Should Kids Take Communion?

Before digging into this important question, let me unequivocally state that this post reflects my personal opinion and in no way represents my church’s official opinion. Also, please respect this is obviously coming from a Baptist’s perspective without turning the… Continue Reading →

Is Youth Ministry Biblical?

This is a question that frequently comes up on youth pastor facebook groups. Perhaps that’s a surprise to non-youth pastors, but it’s a question most youth pastors have asked, at some point or another. Sometimes it’s prompted by critics who… Continue Reading →

Lessons on Christian Liberty and Jerry Falwell Jr

What can Christians learn from the downfall of Jerry Falwell Jr, and how should we respond? Is this an example of persecution, or legitimate accountability for leadership gone wrong?

Evaluating the “Word According to GenZ” Controversy

What can youth workers and other thoughtful Christians learn from the controversy surrounding The Word According to GenZ? Why was it cancelled, and was that a good decision?

Why “Thanos to Theos”

The vision for Thanos to Theos is to talk look into the world of comic books (hence, Thanos) through the lens of the gospel to better understand our own world (that’s the Theos… Greek for “God”). There are enough podcasts about theology and culture and youth ministry, so we’re bringing them together through our own shared love for comics.

Four Ways to Read Your Bible

“Read your Bible.” It’s common advice to hear in church. Let’s pretend that you’re a new Christian hearing this advice, so on Monday morning you wake up half an hour early to do it. As you sit at the kitchen counter and set your english muffin and coffee down, you grab your Bible to wonder… “Ok, what now?”

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