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DISCERNING CULTURE. . . AND DISTRESS

on February 20, 2024 by

By Walt Mueller

Is Marriage So Controversial?

on February 16, 2024 by

Why is noting married people are happier and kids do better with married parents so controversial?

The Awfulness Of Elite Hypocrisy On...

on February 16, 2024 by

The privileged classes would never dream of saying one form of family life is better than another. So why are they always…

Book: Get Married….And Save...

on February 16, 2024 by

Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization

Pastors Concerned With Growing Leaders,...

on February 8, 2024 by

When thinking about ministry difficulties, pastors say they’re most concerned with growing people inside church and reaching those outside it.

Flashback: Inside The Church Switchers...

on February 8, 2024 by

When church switchers change congregations, they have a long list of important factors they are looking for in a new church.

Non-religious Americans Near 30% In...

on February 8, 2024 by

More ‘nones’ than Catholics

How Youth Pastors Can Advocate For Fair...

on February 7, 2024 by

Discover practical tips and strategies on how to approach your church leaders and negotiate a salary increase. Don’t settle for less, learn…

2023 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on February 7, 2024 by

The “big number” of what youth pastors are making from 2022, and factors determining salary

The Deconstruction Of Christianity

on February 6, 2024 by

What It Is, Why It’s Destructive, and How to Respond

On Sale $3. How To Lead When You’...

on February 6, 2024 by

Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In...

on January 11, 2024 by

I used the following excerpt because it just seemed fitting since I just wrote about how my mom still is influencing me…

The Powerful Influence Of Moms In...

on January 11, 2024 by

The Powerful Influence of Moms in Christians’ Households

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Barna.com, and Homeword.com. I…

Conservative Parents…Raise Mentally...

on December 11, 2023 by

liberal parents are more likely to have a permissive parenting style and “are the least likely to successfully discipline their children.”

Rooted’s 2023 Awards: Best New Books...

on December 9, 2023 by

Honorable mentions

Book: The Great Dechurching

on December 2, 2023 by

Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

Suicide’s Are Up, Believer’s Are To...

on December 1, 2023 by

Men older than 75 saw their rate rise to the highest of any age group, to 43.7 per 100,000. Overall, men comprise…

5 Questions To Ask In A Youth Pastor...

on November 30, 2023 by

If you can’t find a way to ask the questions you need answers to, then don’t take the job until you can

Flashback: 20 Interview Questions For...

on November 30, 2023 by

Remember that you are interviewing a potential church in the same way they are interviewing you! Ask good questions

Book: The Anxious Generation

on November 28, 2023 by

How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

Way Forward For An Anxious Generation

on November 28, 2023 by

Haidt and Moore discuss the alarming rates of anxiety and depression among children and adolescents

Reaching The Dechurched Is A Whole...

on November 25, 2023 by

The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

200 Muslim Men In Gaza Seek Christ...

on November 22, 2023 by

More than 200 Muslim men in Gaza have converted to Christianity after reportedly seeing Jesus in their dreams, said Christian professor Michael…

Book: The Faith Of Our Children

on November 20, 2023 by

Eight Timely Research Insights for Discipling the Next Generation

Book: Next Gen Faith: 12 Spiritual...

on November 20, 2023 by

Key steps for spiritual formation for Christian adults who work with youth as well as families, teens, and young adults seeking such…

Book: A Walk Through The Prayer Book

on November 14, 2023 by

The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Explained

Evangelism Book by Rebecca Manley...

on November 13, 2023 by

The World Has Changed: Our Message Must Not. It is the next-generation ‘Out of the Saltshaker’ for this new era

The Rise Of Critical Theories And Social...

on November 7, 2023 by

Implications for the Church and Society

Letters Along The Way: From A Senior...

on November 7, 2023 by

Important, biblical perspectives on topics like the changing face of evangelicalism, and trends emerging in American culture

Gallup: Belief In Five Spiritual...

on November 6, 2023 by

74% believe in God, 69% angels, 67% heaven, 59% hell, 58% the devil

Church Attendance Still Lower Than Pre...

on November 6, 2023 by

The recent church attendance levels are about 10 percentage points lower than what Gallup measured in 2012 and most prior years

Preaching The Gospel To An Honor/Shame...

on November 5, 2023 by

A shift is happening to a post-Christian West. We now have the ability to interact with people around the world at our…

Bringing The Gospel To The Next...

on November 5, 2023 by

Our churches have a remarkable opportunity to partner with parents in the task of making disciples of the next generation

Less Leader And More Shepherd And...

on November 5, 2023 by

In the topsy-turvy world of the kingdom of God, leadership is borne out in servanthood, greatness is borne out in humility

Barna: Reviving Evangelism In The Next...

on November 1, 2023 by

The book provides you with practical tips for fostering a passion for evangelism in the young people you lead

The Next Gen Is Leaving The Faith...

on November 1, 2023 by

Children born in the 1980s and ’90s never absorbed the faith in their home. And they walked away from it at an…

Stream Luther: The German Reformer

on November 1, 2023 by

The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer for free

Book…Average Joe: The Coach Joe...

on October 27, 2023 by

The football coach who fought all the way to Supreme Court for his right to pray shares his inspiring story of courage,…

Planned Parenthood Preying Upon Confused...

on October 27, 2023 by

Planned Parenthood Turns Its Attention to Confused Adolescents Who Think They’re Trans

Youth Ministry Resume Job Search Tips

on October 26, 2023 by

Does Your Church Resume Pass the Six-Second Test?

2023 Church Staff Health Report

on October 26, 2023 by

Provides a deeper understanding of the challenges church staff members face

How To Teach Theologically At Youth...

on October 25, 2023 by

How can youth leaders teach theologically without talking over students’ heads? Here are a few tips to help you get started in…

Book: The Story of Creeds and...

on October 25, 2023 by

Tracing the Development of the Christian Faith

Jean Twenge’s Newest Book: Generations

on October 18, 2023 by

The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents—and What They Mean for America’s Future, covers

Book…Ready For Real Life: Skills Your...

on October 12, 2023 by

Unpacking the Five Essential Soft Skills Great Leaders Instill in Their Students

BLM Backs Hamas

on October 12, 2023 by

‘A Terrorist Organization Supports a Terrorist Organization’

Successful Christian Dating

on October 10, 2023 by

……it’s a whole other thing to find someone who is Christian in their lifestyle

The Holy Sexuality Project Throwing Your...

on October 9, 2023 by

The Holy Sexuality Project definitely has resources I will be using with our family ministry. I am hoping we can highlight their 12-lesson…

LGBT: Andy Stanley’s ‘Unconditional...

on October 5, 2023 by

Sam Allberry: The Atlanta-area pastor has said he affirms a New Testament sexual ethic, but his words and deeds have muddled that message

Book Evangelism: For The Care Of Souls

on October 4, 2023 by

Avoiding a simplistic, manipulative, or guilt-inducing message, Evangelism: For the Care of Souls presents a vision and strategy for ministers to evangelize…

Ministry Safe: Preventing Sexual Abuse...

on October 4, 2023 by

Protecting children and those who serve them

Reviving Evangelism In The Next...

on October 3, 2023 by

Provides you with practical tips for fostering a passion for evangelism in the young people you lead

Barna: Where Do Young Donors Place Trust...

on October 2, 2023 by

Even though young are less likely to affiliate with Christianity, they still have high confidence churches can be trusted with financial support

Barna:…

Free: Lead Your Own Church Conference On...

on October 2, 2023 by

Two Talks: 1. “ understanding the transgender movement”. 2. Biblical and compassionate responses to the transgender movement”.

Why Is Family Ministry Important?

on September 28, 2023 by

Rooted’s vision is that every student would receive grace-filled, gospel-centered, Bible-saturated discipleship at church and at home

Books: The Duties of Parents. by J. C....

on September 23, 2023 by

Parenting Your Children God’s Way

Parenting Book: Does God Care About...

on September 23, 2023 by

By Samuel D. Ferguson. A short and concise biblical exploration of gender identity

California’s Pro-Trans Child Custody...

on September 19, 2023 by

Under the proposed law, parents, who fail to acknowledge and support their child’s gender transition, could face potential consequences, including the loss…

Ministry To Parents Now And Easy

on September 18, 2023 by

Want to have a lasting impact on the ministry to kids minister to their parents

Book: Endgame…To Save Faith And Family...

on September 17, 2023 by

The family crisis in America has battered society and reduced belief in Jesus Christ.

Negotiating Your Stepfamily And Blended...

on September 4, 2023 by

One of your tasks as a parent is to find your place in the complexity of a blended family

Book: Taking God At His Word

on September 1, 2023 by

Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me

Book: Impossible Christianity

on September 1, 2023 by

Why Following Jesus Does Not Mean You Have to Change the World, Be an Expert in Everything, Accept Spiritual Failure, and Feel…

Constructing Christianity In A...

on August 31, 2023 by

How can we help Christians take ownership of their faith?

How Gen Z Approaches Evangelism

on August 23, 2023 by

When compared to older generations, Gen Z teens—ages 13–18—in both the U.S. and Canada think about and approach spiritual conversations in their…

A Rookie Anglican Guide To The Prayer...

on August 23, 2023 by

You can’t be curious about Anglicanism for long without running into the Book of Common Prayer

How Christians Should Respond To...

on August 22, 2023 by

How does a church community respond when someone comes through the doors who identifies as transgender, or who is struggling with his…

Book: Loving God’s Children..The...

on August 22, 2023 by

What the Catholic Church teaches about the human person and why modern culture’s embrace of “gender ideology” is not only wrong but…

Book: The Drama Of Scripture

on August 19, 2023 by

     The book Drama of Scripture contains a six act structure for understanding scripture. The…

Teaching Controversial Passages At Youth...

on June 23, 2023 by

How can youth workers deal with “controversial” issues related to Scripture, theology, church governance, etc.?

What Makes A Bible Translation Bad?

on June 23, 2023 by

by Mark Ward

Why Teens Are Leaving The Church?

on May 16, 2023 by

…what is revealed when they transition into adulthood is that they’ve only ever been veneered in biblical Christianity.

7 Tips For Teaching Theology To Teens

on May 16, 2023 by

We are called to pass on the simple good news of the gospel as of “first importance”

Transgenderism: The Reshaping Of Reality...

on May 11, 2023 by

Video: Kevin DeYoung

Gods Plan For Sex And Gender

on May 10, 2023 by

10 teaching points for home and church

10 Q’s Every Teen Should Ask &...

on May 8, 2023 by

Whether you consider yourself a Christ follower or not, these questions can seem like deal breakers

Young People, Church Membership Isn’t...

on May 7, 2023 by

Find a local healthy local church, overlook its flaws, work against your own selfishness and resistance, and become a contributing member. The…

Book: Back-Pocket God. Study On The...

on April 20, 2023 by

Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of Emerging Adults

Youth Groups Are Becoming Integrated...

on April 20, 2023 by

Youth Pastors Ditch Gross-Out Games and Help Student Ministry Grow Up

Protect Teens From Sextortion

on April 11, 2023 by

We can’t warn our children against every scam and trap in the world. So how can we teach them to be wise…

Why Did Jesus Institute The Lord’s...

on April 11, 2023 by

Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper on this night to signify that this new exodus was about to begin. This act indicated that…

Exposing The Gender Lie’ e-book...

on April 10, 2023 by

The number of minors in America receiving a diagnosis of gender dysphoria tripled from 2017 to 2021, with more than forty-two thousand…

Silent Saturday

on April 8, 2023 by

The Most Important Week in History

Ministry In A Trauma-Filled World

on March 31, 2023 by

Walt Mueller

School Shooting Happened Due To Deranged...

on March 30, 2023 by

The trans movement is targeting Christians

Why A Gen-Z Zombie Loves The Local...

on March 21, 2023 by

Why do I volunteer in the youth ministry even though some students may abandon the church in the future?

Church Files Lawsuit Against Preschool...

on March 15, 2023 by

Cites 1 Timothy 5:22

Talking About Revival With Teenagers

on March 5, 2023 by

The Asbury University Movement

A Prayer That God Would Save Our...

on February 27, 2023 by

by Tim Challies

Ash Wednesday “What Was That On Your...

on February 24, 2023 by

Why?  Because God will give us new bodies, resurrected bodies, glorious bodies, not made of the earth or dust, but of heaven

 

Book: Evangelicals On TheCanterbury...

on February 24, 2023 by

Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church – Revised Edition

 

Today In The Spirit: Lent 1A

on February 22, 2023 by

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are…

Remember: A 40 Day Easter And Lent...

on February 22, 2023 by

Challenges you and your students to remember the crucifixion and why it was necessary in God’s plan for our salvation

DVD: A Biblical Response To Critical...

on February 21, 2023 by

When Galatian believers tried to add to the gospel, the apostle Paul sternly reminded them that the gospel is complete. Today, Christians…

Healthy Leaders… Cheat On Ministry!

on February 16, 2023 by

So you’re always going to cheat someone – you’ll either cheat your church, your family, or yourself

Catholic School Pupil Arrested For...

on February 13, 2023 by

or saying there are only two genders was arrested this week after attempting to return to class without renouncing his beliefs

New Plan To Save The Children From...

on January 31, 2023 by

Trump: the “gender confusion” pushed on our nation’s youth is a form of child abuse

Parents Low View on Kids Having Similar...

on January 25, 2023 by

Roughly a third (35%) of U.S. parents say it is extremely or very important to them that their children have similar religious…

A PrayerFor Our Children And Teens

on January 23, 2023 by

Walt Mueller

Diocese Bans Preferred Pronouns &...

on January 18, 2023 by

‘Finally, A Church That Is Acting Like A Church’. Insists On Traditional Bathrooms, Locker Rooms