Monday, February 16, 2009

Reflections on Youth

I received a real nice email last Friday from a colleague describing her brother-in-law's experience of showing Dual Revelation in his church youth group. (Sidebar - see, I have a theory. Christian kids sitting in youth group are way smarter than we think. And a whole lot of them aren't nearly as interested in having a social life at church as they are in getting answers to life's biggest questions. It's kind of the "last chance saloon" for them in terms of Christianity. If leaders don't step and say something meaningful, they are going to be "out of there" when they leave home.)

Anyways, back to the story. My friend said that her brother-in-law didn't even get all the way through DR before the kids wanted to stop the video and discuss what was being said. They were very excited. Now they're going to work through The Bigger Picture. Perfect combo.

Science isn't for egg-heads. In this day and age, it's for everyone. And teens get that. Unfortunately, most youth pastors haven't quite figured it out yet.

If you're looking for curriculum for high school students, this is it: Dual Revelation and The Bigger Picture on Creation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very true. As someone who felt out of place in the youth group because I didn't skateboard (and therefore was unnatracted to the many skate ramps in the church parking lot), and neither being interested in the idea of playing guitar on stage (and hence not being cool enough to be in the band), I was left on my own. OK, so there was Bible studies... but those were more like confessional sessions for sexual sins.