1. If Christianity is True, Why Do So Many Kids Have Doubts Today?
By: Natasha Crain
[A recent] article summarized the findings of researchers Kara Powell and Steven Argue on the faith of youth group graduates. Powell and Argue concluded that, “It’s not doubt that’s toxic to faith; it’s silence.” They go on to explain how important it is for parents to regularly have conversations about faith with their kids, and I couldn’t agree more. Read the rest here…

2. Should We “De-colonize our Theology”?
By: Neil Shenvi
Many of our beliefs and practices can be man-made traditions inherited from our culture rather than Biblical injunctions. There is no one ‘correct’ culture and we should constantly be on guard against confusing our cultural preferences with God’s commands. Yet I’m concerned that the call to “Decolonize our theology” or #DecenterWhiteness can be rooted in several invalid assumptions which need to be unearthed and examined. Read the rest here… 

3. Daniel Ang: A Scientist Looks at the Resurrection>
By: S. Joshua Swamidass
The skeptic may ask: How can I, a scientist, believe in such grandiose, incredible, apparently unscientific claims? How can someone who works with quantum mechanics, molecules, and lasers also believe in the truth of a 2,000-year-old religion and having a personal relationship with a spiritual being? For me, the bodily resurrection of Jesus is the litmus test for the truthfulness of Christianity. Read the rest here…

4. The Idol of Success
By: Paul David Tripp
I listened as the father said to me in the presence of his teenage son, “Do you know what it’s like to go to church and know that everyone there has been talking about and praying for your rebellious son? Do you know what it’s like to enter a service with all eyes on you, knowing that people are wondering how it’s going and how you and your wife are coping?” Read the rest here…

5. The Mod | The Sacred Vagina? Nadia Bolz-Weber and Sexual Purity
By: Sherrene DeLong
Bolz-Weber has identified herself as not just a theologically liberal, but an aesthetically non-conservative pastor, so using female genitalia as a symbol of both defiance and hope is almost to be expected.  What should grab our attention isn’t the display of female anatomy, but the way she is addressing a very real brokenness in the Christian community. Read the rest here…