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Moderate Youth Ministers and Science Findings

Excerpt From:  The moderate youth ministers in our focus groups came from both mainline and evangelical churches. Among the themes that emerged among the moderates was experience as a reliable framework for their students. One said, I think their...

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Conservative Youth Ministers and Science Findings

These days, doubt is not anathema in American youth ministry. As evidence of this, even the conservative youth ministers testified to the fact that they want their ministries to be safe places for students to express and wrestle with their doubts. In this way, there was overlap between the conservatives and the other two groups. But in the course of the focus group discussions, it also became clear that differences exist. First, belief in God is a given. This is not a tenet of faith to be doubted:

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