Why Some Christians Desire a Convenient Faith

I experienced one of those moments recently in which you know what’s about to happen is going to be important for you. You don’t know why, but you have a sense that you’re going to experience a transformative moment. An encounter with Frank X Walker...

Women’s Inequality: From the Pulpit and Beyond

I was initiated into adulthood through more than the traditional graduation from high school. I will never forget that summer because I was excited to be participating in the National American Baptist Youth Gathering as a small group leader. My anticipation of an...

Why God Isn’t As Close as a Text Message

I often ask members of my youth group how their relationship with God is going. Sometimes I get typical one-word answers such as “good” or “OK,” and the conversation moves on. Other times, there is a longer engagement as they wrestle with the...

Why Your Church’s Youth Ministry Matters

Like many, I find Rachel Held Evans to be a thought-provoking writer. I recently came across a post on her blog titled “It’s a Miracle Any of Us Survived Youth Group.” It was a Twitter compendium of games played in youth groups, which highlighted...