The unrest, hate, and division we see in our world is cry for help. It's a cry for hope. But there is no legislation, no erasure of history, or admittance of privilege that will satisfy our culture's longing for goodness, truth, and beauty. Only the Gospel can do that.
Recognizing the lordship of Jesus and the desire to be holy means first to recognize one’s need for Jesus in the first place. If our students can’t properly recognize the presence of sin in the world and in their lives, then what need do they have for Jesus?
Christmas is a time to recapture God’s intention for humanity and set our sights on something far greater than any of us. A child we would come to know as King and Lord of all Creation could only accomplish all of this.
Talk about sin. Because we don’t.
Every one of your students have questions. There is no way around it, and there is no way of avoiding it, so please don’t. Students need to feel a part of a community and culture where questions are encouraged and answered.