A Border Runs Through It
For teens torn between Mexico and the US, youth ministries offer a third home.
of until adolescence. Like any teen, they are awkwardly searching for their place in the world only to realize a wall runs through theirs. “Sometimes my
God Saved Me From Suicide
I wanted nothing to do with faith. That changed the night I tried to take my own life.
then New Mexico. For most of my teen years, we lived in Albuquerque, and during that time, I began to resent the ways God allowed us to suffer. I began
The Problem of Evil in ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
In the CW's take on the teenage witch, Satan is front and center.
True, Sabrina Spellman is dealing with some ordinary teen problems in her beloved town of Greendale: the ups and downs of her relationship with her boyfriend, Harvey, her social life
Why Augustine’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment Tells an Incomplete Story
The same church father who experienced a radical turn to faith also preached a gospel of continual conversion.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. My parents bought me my first copy of Augustine's Confessions when I was a young teen. In this classic of the Western
Should ISIS Brides Be Treated Like the Prodigal Son?
N. T. Wright suggests Jesus would disagree with the British government. Christian scholars in UK, US, and Middle East weigh in.
NT Wright, the esteemed theologian and former Anglican bishop, recently offered brief reflections on the case of Shamima Begum— the British teen now seeking to return home after
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
Caryn Rivadeneira. Image: AlisiaK / Lightstock. Not long ago, I pulled an issue of Teen magazine out from under a stack of Engineering and Mining Journals.
Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly
Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible editor Lawrence O. Richards reimagined Christian education for evangelicals.
Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible editor Lawrence O. Richards reimagined Christian education for evangelicals. Gleanings. Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly.
Our Jan/Feb Issue: What Are Book Awards Good For?
Guiding the invisible hand of publishing economics.
I came to the life of books as a teen by way of Michael Crichton and a beloved English teacher reading her seventh-graders snatches of Dean Koontz—not gateways I recommend for
I Forgave My Teen Daughter’s Killer
The gospel taught me that forgiveness is not a pardon.
Opinion | Pop Culture. I Forgave My Teen Daughter's Killer. The gospel taught me that forgiveness is not a pardon. Interview by Morgan Lee. Image: Forgiving
First Love, Last Love: Courtship Culture and the Teen Cancer Romance
Movies like 'A Walk to Remember,' 'Twilight,' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' have picked up on a key facet of the way we talk about teen romance.
Movies like 'A Walk to Remember,' 'Twilight,' and 'The Fault in Our Stars' have picked up on a key facet of the way we talk about teen romance. First Love
Gleanings: December 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our December issue).
Sharibu as a slave. The teen celebrated across West African churches as an inspiration will be kept as a “slave for life” by Boko Haram rather than executed.
Parenting in a Porn-Saturated World
It’s addictive, has devastating consequences, and nearly all of our kids will be exposed to it. What can we do?
It's addictive, has devastating consequences, and nearly all of our kids will be exposed to it. What can we do?
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
of America.”. Cultivating Teen Faith: Insights from the Confirmation Project. Edited by Richard R. Osmer and Katherine M. Douglass (Eerdmans). How do
It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
Why evangelicals give pride of place to penal substitutionary understandings of the Cross.
Or when a teen steals from his mother's purse to buy and use drugs, the mother takes this personally, as well she should. It's not just moral infractions