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Giving Our Children Room to Rebel

The deconstruction of faith is in the air. This tends to make Christian evangelical parents double down on further insisting on their children hang on to their faith by hook or by crook. Their actions may be well-intentioned. However, they are mostly counterproductive. We'd best take stock why. Do we give our children room and permission to doubt? Can their faith really be their own without it? Are we not denying the complexity of genuine belief in a cross-pressured pluralistic world if we deny them the opportunity to raise uncomfortable questions, even doubt? To put it bluntly, do we give our children room to rebel? These are questions that Christian parents, youth ministers, Christian educ

A Tattoo Worthy Day

Yesterday was a tattoo worthy day: a singular day worth remembering and cherishing. The word “epic” comes to mind. But first some background. I write regularly as a Christian father and cultural analyst about millennials and religious nones. I also have three millennial children. It is thus important that I give them space in their own spiritual journeys. And like most Boomer parents of millennial children, they are all over the map spiritually—one completely disconnected from the church, another believing but disconnected, and another believing and reconnecting. They are all on their own separate journeys and the journeys are uniquely their own. I am proud of all of them and seek to walk ge

Preaching To The Crowd Is Not Enough

Political pundits suggest that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both have an unwavering base of about 30 to 40% of possible voters. Without expanding their base, it will be impossible for either to win. And yet, it is easier and more profitable to continue to speak to the base, to, in effect, preach to the choir. It is easier because one can automatically engender enthusiasm and raucous support. The adulation makes politicians feel good about themselves. It is also generally profitable as support is assured. But playing it safe by preaching to the choir cannot be the church’s missional strategy. As America increasingly becomes a post-Christian society, as the default position for most Am

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