Join Ben and John Paul as they talk with Dr. Sean McDowell about teenagers, love, sex, gender, and relationships and Dr. McDowell’s new book and study, Chasing Love.
Show Notes and Quotes:
Student pastors need to become good listeners of their students. These issues are rapidly changing and the trends are changing so fast that you cannot assume what it was even five years ago is how it is today. You need to listen really well to students and ask them questions.
It is important to create an environment where students feel free to ask questions and for you to ask them questions. Ask them questions about how people date today, how people view sexuality, and what their biggest questions are.
Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church—young people in particular—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 a biblical worldview. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Sean has one of the leading apologetics blogs, which can be read at seanmcdowell.org.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at Lifeway, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About John Paul Basham
John Paul serves as the Manager of Lifeway Student Ministry Publishing. He served in the local church for 10 years before coming on staff at Lifeway and has a deep passion for the work of the church and its mission to make disciples. He is married to Crystal Basham and has four children, Levi, Titus, Deacon, and Chapel. You can follow John Paul on Twitter at: @Johnpaulbasham.