The Spiritual Temperature of Today's Youth

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This generation is being inundated with sexual immorality and indoctrinated with a secular worldview. Sean McDowell joins Gary Wilkerson and Evan Wilkerson to discuss the issues facing today’s youth and how parents can help their children counter false ideas with the truth of the Bible.

Key Points from the Podcast

  • Gen Z is open to spiritual things and ideas about God but resistant to religion.

  • There are studies and statistics suggesting that many young people end up leaving the Christian faith, but in previous generations many returned in their 30s.

  • Growing numbers of millennials and Gen Z are open to Marxist and socialist ideas.

  • Many young people in this generation are turned off by the perceived bigotry and intolerance of the church toward the gay community.

  • Public schools are beginning to expose children to lessons, posters and other materials that push a secular view of diversity, inclusion and openness that can be contrary to a biblical worldview.

  • We want to protect our kids, but we can’t shelter them from every non-Christian idea or other worldviews.

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About Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview.

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About Evan Wilkerson

Evan Wilkerson is the son of Gary Wilkerson, President of World Challenge. In 2013, Evan felt the Lord’s call to be a minister and evangelist, preaching and teaching the Word of God. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Colorado Christian University and currently works at World Challenge as Manager of Faith Answers where he lives out his passion to bring sound doctrine and apologetics to the next generation. Evan and his wife, Carmen, have one child and live in Colorado Springs, CO. 

About Gary Wilkerson

Gary Wilkerson is the President of World Challenge, an international mission organization that was founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He is also the Founding Pastor of The Springs Church, which he launched in 2009 with a handful of people. He has traveled nationally and internationally at conferences and conducted mission ventures such as church planting, starting orphanages, clinics, feeding programs among the poorest of the poor and the most unreached people of the earth. Gary and his wife Kelly have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO.

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