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How to Build Resilient Faith in your Children with David Kinnaman

The Alli Worthington Show
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Hey friend! Have you seen so many people- on social media, in your own life, or both- walking through deconstructing their faith? Why is that happening? Is there anything we can do to help our kids build a faith they won’t have to tear down?

I brought in a friend to talk through these things with me. David Kinnaman, the CEO of the leading research company, Barna Group, did years of research to try to answer those questions, and he’s here to share some of his insights with us.

David spent many years researching why people leave the Church, and then he and his team asked, “What can we learn from those who stay?” The results were fascinating!

Listen in as David and I talk about:

  • 5 practices of young people who have a resilient faith

  • What the story of Daniel in Scripture teaches us as we navigate a digital world

  • Why is oversimplification an enemy of faith?

  • One profound question we have to ask ourselves as Christian parents raising children of faith

  • The importance of work and how our work and faith are connected.

David Kinnaman is the CEO of Barna Group and author of multiple bestselling books, including Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in a Digital Babylon. David has three children and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Favorite quotes:

~“Things have sped up so much that the ability of our families and churches to stay up with what it means to live a fully human and fully Christian life is really changing.”

~“Being ready and prepared and having deep roots into what God says about us, those are the things that are most important.”

~“We’re doing dial-up ministry in a WiFi world.”

~“Young people really want to learn and I think a lot of churches do a disservice by oversimplifying the message of the Christianity.”

~“We have a more American vision of what it means to be a young adult than we have a Christian vision of what it means to be a young adult.”

~“Let’s give away the fear and instead focus on what God has for us.”

Links to great things we discussed:

Order your copy of Remaining You While Raising Them here.

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