Sign in or signup

3,262 active users!!Bandwidth
THURSDAY
AUG 17, 2017
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
Broadcasters
Local & Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -27 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
Photos
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | Fridays | SA Newsroom
FRONT PAGE  |  8/17/2017
FRIDAY, SEP 14, 2012  |  8 comments  |  1 commentary
The Biblical Literacy of Teenage Believers

Youth ministry researcher Chap Clark says, “I’m convinced that the single most important area where we’ve lost ground with kids is in our commitment and ability to ground them in God’s Word.”

As a result, Barry Shafer says, “The church today, including both the adult and teenage generations, is in an era of rampant biblical illiteracy.” Duffy Robbins takes this one step further when he says: “Our young people have become incapable of theological thinking because they don’t have any theology to think about. … And, as Paul warns us, this … leaves us as ‘infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching’ (Ephesians 4:14).”

At the conclusion of the National Study of Youth and Religion, lead researcher Christian Smith reported: “Even though most teens are very positive about religion and say it’s a good thing, the vast majority are incredibly inarticulate ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
blogs.christianpost.com

|  FOCUS  |  Audio commentaries on this news item | more..
Biblical Illiteracy in Teens • 310+
David McManus | Berean Baptist Church
Play! | RSS

   03/14/15  |  Another One Bites the Dust • 3 comments
   03/11/15  |  God Doesn't Want Matt Chandler to be Your Pastor • 21 comments
   01/08/14  |  Christian Post: Warning, this article may offend many Christians • 93 comments
   01/01/14  |  Michelle Obama praises lesbian TV anchor • 18 comments
   12/29/13  |  U.S. Slams 'Conservative Gender Norms' • 377 comments
MORE RELATED ( ) NEWS | MORE..
   08/15/17  |  Trump quietly putting his stamp on the courts • 3 comments
   08/15/17  |  Franklin Graham Defends Trump, Blames Satan for Charlottesville... • 20 comments
   08/13/17  |  Trump slows federal regs to a crawl in first six months • 5 comments
   08/13/17  |  Fired Google engineer: Company is 'like a cult' • 10 comments
   08/12/17  |  Australians to vote on same-sex marriage • 6 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   08/11/17  |  Feedback Friday for 08-11-17
   08/07/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Automated Sermon Uploads From Existing Feeds • 2 comments
   08/04/17  |  Feedback Friday for 08-04-17
   07/28/17  |  Feedback Friday for 07-28-17
   07/21/17  |  Feedback Friday for 07-21-17
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   08/17/17  |  Oregon first to offer free abortions for all, including illegal... • 2 comments
   08/17/17  |  Electric Cars: Child Slave Labor, Market Manipulation, and... • 1 comments
   08/17/17  |  Anti-bullying bait and switch • 2 comments
   08/17/17  |  U.S., China Militaries Set Up Speed Dial to Avoid Inadvertent...
   08/17/17  |  Texas permanently bans taxpayer funding of abortion • 2 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 8 user comment(s)
News Item9/15/12 4:46 PM
James is back | Louisianna  Contact via emailFind all comments by James is back
2 generations ago when something was hard it challenged you to work harder. When you didn't understand a word you looked it up so you would grow in your intellect and understanding. Today we just say don't worry we will make a bible so easy to understand you'll never need to look up a word, use a commentary or ask a question. This dumbing down of our society is both strategic and tragic. And the so called experts continue to say we will read more with easier versions, statistically the opposite is true. Hmmm Psalms told us that already " thy word is pure therefore thy servant loveth it" maybe we don't love the word because we cast aside the pure word for that which is "easy" after all I only do my heavy lifting on Sundays...is this what Tyndale died for?
8

News Item9/15/12 11:11 AM
Russ | Texas  Find all comments by Russ
KJVOnly
I commend you for being the exception in your generation. I teach teens in my congregation and to have a teen really desire the Word and seek knowledge is a rare thing.
7

News Item9/15/12 7:56 AM
KJV English speaking-Onlyist  Find all comments by KJV English speaking-Onlyist
This come to no surprise to me as a teen, I see this in my own Sunday school teen class, it seems I am the one with "much wisdom maketh sorrow"(for me that is)
6

News Item9/15/12 5:11 AM
Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Find all comments by Michael Hranek
ignorance ... no excuse wrote:
now that the bible is 24/7/365, literacy should go up. sa is here for them. where are the teen listeners?
access has never been better. bible illiteracy is no excuse.
No Excuse
If you don't mind I am observing a wicked thing in the pulpits of 'modern churches'.

(I hate to use the word) Pastors with little regard for the immeasurable treasure the Bible, the very Word of the Living God is (TRUTH), are essentially giving a wicked excuse for their members to disregard God's Holy Word as well, abusing Scripture with a couple of selected verses to support their own religious projects, agenda and "modern" theology.

Like the warning to the Pharisee they would be judged by what Moses, who they claimed to believe, wrote, I have to consider it will be so likewise at the Great White throne judgment when many who said, 'Lord, Lord', will be judged by the things written in the very Books they gave lip service to believing, and their unfaithfulness to live by what God has said.

Example:
2 Chron 7:14

5

News Item9/14/12 8:21 PM
Mike | Florida  Find all comments by Mike
This is the outcome, when parents don't take the role, to " train there child, in the way he shall go". And give them over to a twenty year old " youth leader". Who likes to play video games, music, and sports.. Rather then reading the Word of God.. We are to blam for allowing the seeker friendly, neo Calvinism , emergent Church movement in to the house of God.. Churches should be integrated!! Not seperated!!
4

News Item9/14/12 8:53 AM
ignorance ... no excuse  Find all comments by ignorance ... no excuse
now that the bible is 24/7/365, literacy should go up. sa is here for them. where are the teen listeners?

access has never been better. bible illiteracy is no excuse.

3

News Item9/14/12 8:14 AM
a receiver  Find all comments by a receiver
"I’m convinced that the single most important area where we’ve lost ground with kids is in our commitment and ability to ground them in God’s Word.”"

Nuuuh Surely not???

All the Bible study and teaching we see happening in schools and churches - it can't be?

"Bible Literacy" Hmmm Wonder what they think that is?
How many bishops ministers preachers and congregations read the Bible and DON'T RECEIVE/PERCEIVE THE TRUTH.

And what now we are going to blame the kids for not being biblically literate.

The elect can read the Bible and receive the truth.

The liberals can read the Bible - if they actually bother - and receive moral decline and hot air.

The papists have been reading the Bible for centuries and receive idolatry and blasphemy.

Todays problem is as Jesus says too many nominal christians read the bible and receive the conviction that they are saved/can work towards salvation and HE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THEM.

Matt 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:

Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me"

2

News Item9/14/12 7:02 AM
Russ | Texas  Find all comments by Russ
This is a sad issue. We are failing the next generation.
The article stated," “The church today, including both the adult and teenage generations, is in an era of rampant biblical illiteracy.”

This is surely true. If we can't abide in the Word then the Word is not going to abide us.

1
There are a total of 8 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
Trump quietly putting his stamp on the courts
trueholybiblechristiancatholic: "as i said before, during & after the election of..."
-26 min 
SermonAudio Tip: Show Latest Sermon Preached On Your Own Site!
anta kusuma: "i am to an amazing degree considering the confirmed zones of you it..."
-1 hrs 15 
California: 1st State To Teach LGBT Curriculum — to Second...
norton support from new york: "visit here, if you have any issue related to norton..."
-2 hrs 11 


Tom Chesko
Not Much Really Matters:..

Special Message
Sunday Service
Faith Community Bible Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Hourly: Wife Seekers Beware Part 1
Rev. Ian Goligher
Cloverdale Free...
Staff Picks..

Dr. Peter Masters
The Invisible War

Sunday Evangelistic Message
Metropolitan Tabernacle
Video!Play! | MP4

Sermon:
Walking To Calvary
E. A. Johnston

SPONSOR | 2,100+

SPONSOR




                   
The aboundings of grace cover over the aboundings of sin. ... Robert Hawker

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Android New!
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV New!
Apple Watch
Android Wear
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcast | Video Support
Live Webcasting
Events Support
Transcription
PowerClips New!
Business Cards New!
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories