June 7th 2013 No comments yet
The culture young people are growing up in today is a grab bag of religions, lifestyles, and ethnicities. As a result, they are surrounded by a constant message of tolerance and open-mindedness. With this new focus of acceptance, there is an inevitable clashing of messages when the church does not embrace other religious viewpoints or lifestyles. 29 percent of young Christians felt “churches are afraid of the beliefs of other faiths.” More than one-fifth of young adults with a Christian upbringing …
May 31st 2013 No comments yet
Whether you’re flying or riding in the car to your next vacation destination, reading is a great way to start your journey. Below are a few suggestions from our staff. You can read even more suggestions featured in the summer travel edition of Connection, available in the church and online soon.
The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
Teresa Tebrinke recommends this book, in which Bruce Wilkinson gives biblical keys toÂ achieving our dreams, revealing there’s nothing God can’t accomplish when we pursue the dreams He …
Reason #4 â€“ Young Christiansâ€™ church experiences related to sexuality are often simplistic and judgmental.
May 24th 2013 No comments yet
Research suggests that despite more conservative attitudes toward sexuality, young Christians today are as sexually active as their non-Christian counterparts. Sexuality is more readily available and publically portrayed at a time when young people are waiting longer and longer to marry. One-sixth of young Christians (17 percent) said they “have made mistakes and feel judged in church because of them.”
A youngin’s perspective:
This is what you call unfortunate circumstances for my generation. I feel teens and singles today have far more …
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