Stuff You Can Use: Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus Discussion

As I said in this post, I love Jesus and the church.

As a youth worker who loves Jesus and the church, I believe that one of the most important things I can instill in my students is a love for the church. To do this, I encourage my students to be part of our larger congregation. Additionally, I use every opportunity - even You Tube videos like the recent sensation, "Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus" - to discuss the church with my students.

Using these questions, my students and I had a deep thought-provoking discussion about the theology of church. Feel free to use it with your group as well!   

Jen Bradbury on Youth Ministry

Jen serves as the Minister of Youth and Family at Atonement Lutheran Church in Barrington, Illinois. A veteran youth worker, Jen holds an MA in Youth Ministry Leadership from Huntington University. Jen is the author of The Jesus Gap: What Teens Actually Believe about Jesus (The Youth Cartel), The Real Jesus (The Youth Cartel), Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders (Abingdon), and A Mission That Matters (Abingdon). Her writing has also appeared in YouthWorker Journal, Immerse, and The Christian Century. Jen is also the Assistant Director of Arbor Research Group where she has led many national studies. When not doing ministry or research, she and her husband, Doug, and daughter, Hope, can be found traveling and enjoying life together.

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