A “So What” Faith

We are blessed to live in the Information Age – an era when any one can access an incredible amount of information.  We are also stressed by this abundance knowing that simple Google searches yield millions of results, televisions feature hundreds of channels, phones and tablets often have dozens of apps, and previously one-way media communications have now branched out in every direction imaginable through something we call social media. Everything is the same; everything is changing.  Read More …

Future Church – More About Questions

Church v.2020 - Ten Changes: #7 More About Questions – Less About Answers When compared with the American church of 2012, the future church (v.2020) will be a community that is more open to questions and less about providing black and white answers.  This change in philosophy will be evidenced in many ways, including: Increased focus on both the content and style of Jesus’ teaching with a particular emphasis on parable.  When teaching with parables Jesus invited his followers to enter Read More …

Welcoming Doubts & Questions in Youth Ministry

"How to Welcome Doubts and Questions" is perhaps at once the most interesting and most relevant title for a youth ministry blog post that I have encountered in quite some time.  The article, written by Youth Specialties staff, list six ways that youth ministry leaders can create an environment that welcomes doubts and questions.  This "how to" list fails to mention what I have found to be the most helpful piece of advice on the topic: there are many aspects of the Christian faith for which one's Read More …