Christian Youth Groups Need Strong Meat, Not Religious Pablum

Written by Doug Giles on September 30, 2021

Become a Clash Insider!

Big Tech is clamping down on conservative media big time. Don’t let Big Tech pre-chew your news. Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop.

It’s easy to make fun of youth leaders in their half-baked attempt to be ‘relatable’. We’ve all laughed at the big screens, smoke machines, and skinny jeans.

And some of what’s out there is straight-up bizarre. One uh, ‘leader’, asked for volunteers to lick peanut butter out of his armpit — and swallow it. He did it to ‘shock’ and ‘astound’. Hard pass. And we are surprised when kids in their teens and twenties turn their backs on this goofiness?

The danger with using gimmicks to attract a crowd is that our godless culture has flashier gimmicks, louder music, and wilder parties. Here’s a radical idea, how about giving the leadership of our youth a re-think?

What happens if — hear me out here — what if we actually respect their intelligence to actually challenge them, give them big ideas to wrap their minds around, and build them into disciples?

How many churches that would blow off that idea do it mostly because it’s never been tried?

Prefer to take your show to go with the audio version?

No sweat.

Don’t miss the next show! Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform:

Apple Podcasts
Google Play Music

While you’re at it, here’s his latest book:

If Masculinity Is ‘Toxic’, Call Jesus Radioactive

Much of the Left loathes masculinity and they love to paint Jesus as a non-offensive bearded woman who endorses their agenda. This book blows that nonsense all to hell. From the stonking laptop of bestselling author, Doug Giles, comes a new book that focuses on Jesus’ overt masculine traits like no other books have heretofore. It’s informative, bold, hilarious, and scary. Giles has concluded, after many years of scouring the scripture that, If Masculinity Is ‘Toxic’, Call Jesus Radioactive.