The Death of a (Former) Atheist — and its implications for youth workers

In an overview of the life and death of (former) atheist Antony Flew, Albert Mohler helpfully gives us this exhortation: (Youth workers, take note!)

The life of Antony Flew provides us all with significant lessons and insights. First, we are reminded of the fact that basic and important questions of faith often arise in adolescence. The biography of Antony Flew may well have been remarkably different had his theological questions and concerns been treated with dignity and seen as an opportunity by the mature Christians around him.

When young people sense that there is no intelligent Christian response or answer to their deep questions and concerns, they may well come to the conclusion that there are no answers and that there is no intellectual defense of the Christian faith.

Is our community one where we can each ask difficult questions about the Christian faith?

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