This past Sunday Night at SM, we started a new series called, "Real Talk." In this series, we are going to be talking about some of the biggest issues/disagreements in today's world, including:
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These issues are not limited to the religious sectors as these conversations are taking over the nation, as well as the world. As Christians, we need to be ready to give a defense for what we believe, but we also need to learn to how to state what we believe with gracefulness, respect, and love (1 Peter 3:15–16).
Here's how we are teaching the teens to learn how to handle any of the above subjects:
I encourage you to talk with your teen after every Sunday Night to see what topics we covered, what they believe about those topics (and making sure that they can articulate what they believe), and how they can show grace while still speaking the truth. Be willing to reason with them and talk with them about the topic—not preaching at your teen, talking with them.
Kara Powell, author of Sticky Faith, said this: "How you express and live out your faith may have a greater impact on your son or daughter than anything else.”
It's my hope and prayer that we can have these conversations together at SM but that ultimately, these conversations will continue at home.