Christian Smith concluded that while contrary to popular opinion that young people were turned off to religion, they were actually quite religious; however he described their religion as “moralistic therapeutic deism.”The authors, in pursuing their research, underscore the importance of listening to and then responding to the teenagers’ thoughts about religion.
Not only do the authors do an outstanding job of explaining the weaknesses and errors of Wright’s thinking on Paul, known as the new perspectives, the doctrine of justification by faith is presented in a clear and challenging manner. Read this book!Study this book! Discuss in your church and small groups.
The follow is an interview with Philip Yancey, New York Times best selling author. His recent book, What Good is God? In Search of a Faith That Matters, (Faith Words, 2010, 287 pages) sets the stage for the interview. Yancey is the author of numerous books that CEP recommends including: Disappointment with God, Where is God When It Hurts, Finding God in Unexpected Places are among the list of challenging, helpful, and available books.
This is a little book (booklet) that church leaders and Christians in general should read often or at least periodically.The church, and especially Christian education’s assignment is to disciple people with the truth of sound doctrine. That has never been truer than this present time.
This materialis compiled fromthe largest study to date on the American teenager from 13-17 years of age.They have much to say especially about money, sex, and family relationships. Teenagers share four things: a personal story about God, a deep connection to a community of faith, a sense of purpose, and a sense of hope about the future.
By Dr. Michael Woodham. Humanly speaking, there simply does not seem to be an answer to the persistent problems of finding a politically based peace plan. So, is there really no hope for peace in Israel and the Middle East?