Another Youth Study Reveals Similar Results

If you’ve been following us here at Tent Making Christianity the past few weeks, you know that we have been discussing the youth exodus from our churches.  Depending on which study you read, between 60-80% of youth who are involved in the church walk away after graduation.  Just recently released, yet another youth study reveals similar results.  When […]

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An Apologist’s Adventures in Critical Theory Class

Subtle Attacks From Nice Professors

What Do The Numbers Say? If you have been following Tent Making Christianity, you’re probably aware of why young people need apologetics training. Christian students are leaving their faith behind in massive numbers when they go to college. “Data from the Southern Baptist Convention indicates that they are currently losing 70-88% of their youth after […]

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Back to Basics: Why Study Apologetics?

How do I explain why apologetics is essential to someone unfamiliar with the subject? Why am I so hyper-focused on this one area of Christian teaching, rather than others? It made me realize that it is a good idea to occasionally zoom out and go back to the basics.

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Was Reincarnation Originally in the Bible?

During college I took an Intercultural Communication course. The class was fairly unremarkable, but the text book gave no shortage of interesting material. One chapter in particular, written by one Professor Mary Fong, comparing Taoism and Christianity, taught me to be very careful how much stock to put in my text books when it comes […]

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Did Math Prove God Does Not Exist?

One night, after my college Algebra class finished, I needed to ask my professor a question about the homework. But I also had a different question. Earlier that night he made a casual comment about how he’s not religious. This wouldn’t be strange, except for the large cross tattooed across his forearm. Seeing a good […]

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The 3-Word Question At the Heart of the Youth Exodus

College: Are We Preparing Kids for the Wrong Fight

The majority of those students leaving their faith in college are not jumping into the church of atheism or attending reason rallies. Most of them are simply stepping away from religion as something not worth caring about.

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Looking Back on reTHINK 2019

Assumptions about Gen Z the Church Needs to Stop Making