Thursday, April 14, 2005

What generation gap?

Christianity Today has an online article about the book, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers? and its implications for reaching out to teenagers. I haven't read the book yet, but I strongly recommend the article.

4 Comments:

Blogger HerWryness said...

Thank you for this link. I pray for the Youth Leader from our old church in AZ. It takes an inordinate amount of energy to lead todays youth.

In response to the article's mention that the two teens interviewed couldn't articulate their reasons for their beliefs: Our church covered this in New Member classes. I'm wondering now how difficult it would be to include in Youth Sun Sch classes. I would also be interested to know if the question: Was this covered in your SS? is part of the interview/study.

Of course, we ARE called to be parents and parenting at home with open Bibles. (not that I got it right enough of the time)

1:32 PM, April 14, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Robin. As a preacher, I tend to see things as pulpit problems. From my perspective, the question is, what have the ministers been preaching at these congregations? While it is possible to spend too much time on the basic teachings, I find more problems on the other end--preaching about more advanced matters, you might say, when too many members of the congregation don't have a good grasp of the basics of the gospel.

2:36 PM, April 14, 2005  
Blogger Yadah said...

Just this am I read this article on CNN. It's about college age students. My goodness! Do the students really lose that much between CT's article and CNN's article?http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/04/13/young.adults.religion.ap/index.html

5:36 PM, April 14, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Isn't it amazing how we see what it is we're looking for and miss those truths that don't fit into our pre-conceived categories? Thanks for stopping by and joining the conversation, Yadah. Please come back again!

6:25 PM, April 14, 2005  

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