The effective discipleship of our kids means they have to listen to and trust us. Pastor or parent relational equity is non-negotiable. Creating that relationship starts with understanding how current cultural trends affect them and how they affect our ability to disciple them.
Don’t trade the truth of convenience. But teaching our kids to be smart and stubborn when it comes to truth will not only preserve the gospel but also move it forward and introduce others to real freedom and real hope.
Talk about sin. Because we don’t.
Every time a student goes online, leaves the house, is at school, hanging with friends—in fact, every time they pull out their cell phone, western culture is working overtime to shape and influence their lives on every level. No matter how many shelters or training camps we create, we can't prevent it—even if for a time. So what we know about culture and how we teach students is more important than ever.
It’s 2019, and the Bible remains on top of the all-time best seller list and yet is increasingly ignored and mocked by mainstream culture. It’s been classified as irrelevant.