This will be the most comprehensive research to date on the worldview, attitudes, beliefs, spiritual and moral views, and cultural impact of Gen Z (the generation after Millenials). I have been writing about these issues and how to train students to build a lasting faith (Get your teenager ready). It’s what I wake up thinking about each day.
From the focus groups to the research design, it has been a fascinating experience! If you have a middle schooler or high schooler right now then they are a part of GEN Z. As parents, you will want to know what the world (and worldview) of the next generation is shaping up to be and what that means for how you parent your kids in today’s culture.
Here is just a short video conversation I had with David Kinnaman as we get ready to launch this research.
A new year brings with it lots of emotions and thoughts. There are plenty of pathways to choose from. The problem is that they all don’t lead anywhere worth going.
We can be busy but be aimless. Or we can move with purpose on a road that will get us where we want and need to be.
To do that we must go back. We must go back to the ancient roads that God has revealed and walk in them. We are not clever enough to find our own way. For ourselves or for our families.
“Thus says the Lord,
“Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,
Where the good way is, and walk in it;
And you will find rest for your souls.” – Jer. 6:16
There are so many voices clamoring for our attention–social media, news, entertainment, sensuality, success. There are so many forces that seek to undermine our faith and hope and that of our children.
It All Comes Down to This
But it all comes down to one very important thing. We have to choose to walk.(more…)
Who Chose the Books of the Bible and Why? Where did the New Testament Come From? How was truth transmitted by the earliest Christians in a largely oral and illiterate culture? What did Christians read before there was a Bible? In this video, author, and speaker Jonathan Morrow shares about these questions and more at the Reasons to Believe AMP conference. This talk is based on the fuller discussion of these important issues in his book Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority.