What This Generation Really Needs

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Dr. Brown focuses on the needs of the current generation and the many things pulling them away from God, pointing back to the basics of the gospel, demonstrated in the power and love of the Spirit, as the ultimate answer. Dr. Brown particularly invites you to call today if you are under 30 or under or if you know a young person that has dropped out of church. Listen live here 2-4 pm EST, and call into the show at  (866) 348 7884  with your questions and comments.

 

Hour 1:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: It is not time for us to compromise, it is not time for us to water down the message, it is not time for us to put relevance before truth;  radical Jesus, the power of the Spirit, the love of God, and that’s what young people need!

 

Hour 2:

Dr. Brown’s Bottom Line: The church always fails when it looks to the world for guidance, when it looks to the world for wisdom, when it looks to the culture for direction.  Back to the Word, back to the ancient paths, that is the most relevant message to this generation!

 

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Other Resources:

The Separation of Church and State; and The Pressure on Young People Today

Dr. Brown Interviews Dr. William Lane Craig and Takes Your Apologetics Questions

Turning the Hearts of the Younger Generation and Updates on the Latest Cultural News

8 Comments
  1. RE: cutting oneself

    I read a blog wherein a young woman explained that she cut herself because “the pain inside was so bad” that ‘you had to cut yourself to show outwardly what you felt like on the inside’.

    That may speak for others who have done that…

  2. My son called me a few years ago to tell me that after reading “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis, (as did the young caller), he became convinced of the truth of Christianity. He is now 34.

    (Please, please pray for him — I think his current church is not fully Christian, though. They tend to embrace all paths, for example.)

  3. I wish there was even just a little bit of discussion about mental illness among Church members. I guess we want to pretend that it doesn’t exist within our ranks which is easier than thinking it through, even though we now know that the greatest majority of mental illnesses are biological (as in chemical imbalances), in nature. I think a good many Christians still attribute it to demonic possession. A lot of people tend to think of mental illness as a moral failing. That’s sad. We only talk about it when something like Aurora or Newtown happens to us. And then that’s all we do is talk about it–for a day or so. I think the stigma is still so great that most people don’t go to get help.

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    I went on a retreat last year with my sister-in-law and some members of her church and we could tell that the Holy Spirit was conspicuously absent from 98% of the younger people there, mostly women. You could feel His absence–it was that pronounced.

    I’ll be praying for your son, Ruth, that he has a fresh revelation of the truth of the cross.

    Eph 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call–

    Eph 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

    Eph 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

    Jhn 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

  4. Thanks so much Sheila, and to anyone else who has/or will pray for him, as do I, my whole-heart THANK YOU.

    On another note: excellent show today!!

  5. I listened again (too many interruptions when I listened yesterday)…

    I just have a comment. I am not a “young person” – I’m going to be 54 in about three weeks, but I well recall my own youth..and how caught up I felt then in the ‘youth culture’ of the 1970’s.

    Having said that, I was actually saved by the Lord while in a very old-fashioned sect which grew out of a Presbyterian Mission that organized in Ireland at the turn of the century — while in my 40’s. By that time, I was positively sick of the effects of the new modernity, with its sham values, its hip packaging, its constant hunger for the latest new shade of “cool”. I was hungry for some good, yes, old-fashioned if you will, Biblical morality because I had already gotten to the point of spiritual starvation from imbibing the new form of immorality that has been descending upon us since rebellion began brewing, arguably, in the late fifties with the Beat Poets. At one point, I wanted to be just like the generation that walked in their footsteps, and while I know that there was genuinely a strong and worthy desire amongst youth for truth and uncompromised ethics….somewhere along the way, it became all about, not the truth, but in appearing a certain way, in being willing to throw off all restraints, basically casting out the baby with the bathwater, and being open to anything that was just NOT what our parents’ generation embraced.

    So I write this to say that there are people who are hungering for some of the stable, solid values which the Bible does teach, and who are just plain tired of that trendy urge toward ever more coolness. I like what Bob Dylan wrote in his song, “Gonna Change My Way of Thinking”: “Well, don’t know which one is worse: doing your own thing or just being cool.”

    http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bob+dylan/gonna+change+my+way+of+thinking_20021545.html

    There comes a time when all that external presentation just falls away like so much chaff, and unless there is some real wheat beyond that, we just feel so empty.

    The Bible offers that genuine food, and it’s not at all the ‘style,’ it’s the substance all the way which fills us, and that’s why Jesus is timeless. What He spoke resonates as much this moment as it did when it first shook the ancient world. I believe we just need to ask the Holy Spirit to lead us, so that we can help lead others to Him, and the Truth of His words is just so dynamic, they will touch us wherever we need to be touched, even if that can get very uncomfortable.. We recognize its authenticity and how it stands apart from the wicked, empty ways of the world. And for those who have become so world weary, who are truly thirsty, it is satisfying indeed..

  6. YES this is an old blog thread.. but i couldn’t think of a better place to put this link

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/valedictorian-rips-preapproved-speech-recites-prayer-instead-172941933.html?vp=1

    A high school Valedictorain gets up to give pre-apporved speech… rips it up and says the Lords pray.

    Its A great thing to see the youth take a stand aganist the nation using seperation of church and state as a way shun and make believers feel as if they have to hide there faith!!!

    Praise God

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