Rekindling the Intellectual, Spiritual, Creative legacy of Christians in Culture

TKM canadaWhy are Canadian young people leaving the church? Why are young adults disconnecting from their childhood and adolescent faith? What can we do to address this? Listen in as your irrepressible host Bill Hogg ignites the conversation with our lively panelists: Trinity, Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn. Better known as Kindlings regular Dr Allyson Jule Co-director of the Gender Studies Institute @ Trinity Western; Marv Penner the Yoda of Canadian Youth Ministry. Marv the executive director of All About Youth, Director of Youth Specialties Canada, and oversees the Canadian Center for Adolescent Research. Andy Harrington rounds out our panel; he is Executive Director of Greater Vancouver YFC/Youth Unlimited.  He has a passion for social justice and a heart to see young lives transformed by the power of God.

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  1. Thanks for this meaningful discussion. I am so glad to hear my thoughts and concerns begin expressed so articulately. I am 66 years old and have been going through much of the disillusionment you talked about among the youth. As I have been seeking to know God and to journey with Him in my life, I have been led to teachings and perceptions of my youth and childhood that hindered my growing in relationship to God and to myself. It’s as if God has been unteaching me the narrow configurations of the theology I grew up with in order that I might more fully experience intimacy with Him and restoration within my being. So, these issues might begin in youth but for those of us who confront them later in life, in my case because I didn’t know I could question the church and the God it was reflecting back to me, it is reassuring to know the discussion is going on among such credentialed persons.

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