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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.

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 →

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.

Is Online Church a Real Church?

Judah Smith’s “The City Church” has caused a buzz with the release of ChurchHome, an online church for people around the world. This article explores what is faithfully admirable about this effort while also unpacking some serious concerns.

What Makes a Good Sermon?

What are the marks of a good Christian sermon? Here are four marks that I have found useful as I’ve grown in preaching over the last twelve years of ministry.

Every Christian is a Minister: The Priesthood of All Believers

One of the hallmarks of the Protestant Reformation is the Priesthood of All Believers. Is it biblical, and what does it mean for the Christian in real life?

Why Church Membership?

Why become a member of a church if you can just attend without the commitment of membership? This post shares the heart of church membership and three benefits

What Does Baptism Mean (and why is it important)?

Baptism is a biblical and meaningful expression of personal faith in Jesus Christ. This post summarizes what baptism means and why it matters.

The Gospel is For the Street

What good is faith if it only survives in a sterile environment? The gospel belongs not only in our pulpits but on the streets . Faith shapes life, gives meaning, and inspires hope. If the gospel is only good news to… Continue Reading →

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