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Our Teenagers Are Longing for Jesus

I wrote this article for Rooted as part of their series of posts through the book of 1 Peter leading up to their national conference in October. This year’s theme is: “Living Hope: A Walk Through 1 Peter.” Here’s the lead-in: “Whether they realize it or not, the teenagers we love are aching for Jesus […]

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Podcast Interview with Rooted Ministry

A couple weeks ago I sat down with Davis Lacey (a fellow Mercer Bear!) and the Rooted Ministry crew to talk about my new book on Justification on their Rooted Youth Ministry podcast. As they say in the show notes, we also had the chance to “discuss the Track series of resources (published through a […]

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Guiding Teenagers Toward Life with God, Part II [New Blog Post on Rooted]

I wrote this article for Rooted as part two of a two part series. It’s ultimately about prayer. Here’s the lead-in: “We don’t have to get God to like us or love us through our prayers. God is already favorably disposed toward us because of Jesus.” Click here to read.

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Guiding Teenagers Toward Life with God, Part I [New Blog Post on Rooted]

I wrote this article for Rooted as part one of a two part series. Here’s the lead-in: “When our students articulate confusion about relating to God, we have an opportunity to engage with them personally and to walk with them in discipleship.” Click here to read.

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What is Bible-Saturated Youth Ministry? (New Article on Rooted)

I wrote this article to youth ministers and parents for Rooted on how to foster a Bible-saturated youth ministry. It’s part of a series of posts they are doing on their vision statement: “To transform youth ministry so that every student receives a grace-filled, gospel-centered and Bible-saturated discipleship in the church and the home.” Click […]

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Return From Exile (New Article on Rooted)

I wrote this article for Rooted on the connections between the biblical theme of return from exile (drawing from a particular scene in the book of Ezra) and our own seeming “return from exile” post-COVID. I was writing with youth ministers and church leaders in mind, but I think it is beneficial and encouraging to […]

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