Youth

Involving Students in the Battlefield of Ideas

This week, I’ve been writing about a strategy designed to stop the departure of young Christians who leave the Church during their college years. As always, I’ve argued we should stop teaching and start training. We’ve been examining a simple model (using T.R.A.I.N. as an acronym) to help describe the …

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Arming Christian Students With the Truth

We’ve been examining a strategy to stem the tide of young Christians leaving the Church during their college years. I suggest we stop teaching and start training. I’ve outlined a simple model (using T.R.A.I.N. as an acronym) to help describe the difference between training and teaching. Teaching is about imparting …

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Requiring Young Christians to Raise the Bar

The Church is experiencing a crisis. Young Christians are leaving the Church in large numbers during their college years, and our efforts to address the problem have been inadequate. I suggest we stop teaching and start training. In yesterday’s post I outlined a simple model (using T.R.A.I.N. as an acronym) …

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Three Things You Can Do to Help Your Kids Defend the Truth

The statistics are alarmingly clear: Young Christians are leaving the Church in increasing numbers and when polled, most cite some form of intellectual skepticism as the chief cause of their departure. If you’re a parent, listen to the words offered by young ex-believers (excerpted from recent studies): “It didn’t make …

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How to Talk with Your Kids About God (Interview with Natasha Crain)

The statistics tell the whole story: young believers are walking away from the Church. Recent surveys indicate the drift begins long before the university years. In fact, more young people are entering college as ex-believers than ever before. As a apparent, I’m alarmed, and I bet you are too if …

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