Rooted’s Most Read: Why I Love Discipling Students Through This Hopeless Babylon

Rooted’s Most Read: Why I Love Discipling Students Through This Hopeless Babylon

Culture
Daniel
Esther
Gen Z
Generation Z
Youth Ministry
Seeing Jesus in a Talking Donkey: How to Preach Jesus from the Weird Parts of Scripture

Seeing Jesus in a Talking Donkey: How to Preach Jesus from the Weird Parts of Scripture

Balaam
Balak
Bible Teaching
Gospel-Centered
Numbers
Six Reasons Teenagers Need the Book of Daniel

Six Reasons Teenagers Need the Book of Daniel

Bible Teaching
Daniel
Politics
Rooted Reservoir
Our Teenagers Need to Pray Angry

Our Teenagers Need to Pray Angry

Anger
Coronavirus
Covid-19
Prayer
Why I Love Discipling Students Through This Hopeless Babylon

Why I Love Discipling Students Through This Hopeless Babylon

Culture
Daniel
Esther
Gen Z
Generation Z
Youth Ministry
Night Vision: Day Nine, 2019 Christmas Devotions for Students

Night Vision: Day Nine, 2019 Christmas Devotions for Students

2019 Christmas Devotions
Advent
Christmas
Daniel
God's Promises
Monsters
Promise
Prophecies
Four Surprises from (Nearly) 10 Years in Student Ministry

Four Surprises from (Nearly) 10 Years in Student Ministry

Bible
Gospel Centered Youth Ministry
Jen Pollock Michel
Sermon Preparation
Teaching
Teaching the Bible
To The Class of 2019

To The Class of 2019

graduation
Suffering
Discontented Youth Minister, Don’t Leave Too Soon

Discontented Youth Minister, Don’t Leave Too Soon

challenges
Youth Ministry
The (Failed) Indoctrination of Daniel

The (Failed) Indoctrination of Daniel

Culture
Gospel-Centered
Teaching
Parent, Don’t Treat the Bread of Life Like Green Beans

Parent, Don’t Treat the Bread of Life Like Green Beans

Gospel
Parenting
Only the Gospel Will Save Teenagers From Their Anxiety

Only the Gospel Will Save Teenagers From Their Anxiety

Anxiety
Fear
Gospel Centered Youth Ministry
Prayer
A Nighttime Blessing of Gospel Love

A Nighttime Blessing of Gospel Love

Grace
Holiness
Love
Parenting
Dear Teenager, You Are an Idol

Dear Teenager, You Are an Idol

Idolatry
Heaven Has No Borders: On God’s Kingdom, Advent, and Caravans

Heaven Has No Borders: On God’s Kingdom, Advent, and Caravans

Advent
Borders
Caravan
Christmas
Politics
I Am Coming Down: Mourning a Child While Waiting for Jesus

I Am Coming Down: Mourning a Child While Waiting for Jesus

Advent
Grief
Parenting
Suffering
How to Engage Culture with Your Students and Kids

How to Engage Culture with Your Students and Kids

Compassion
Culture
Meet Barb: the Kid Who Tries Too Hard

Meet Barb: the Kid Who Tries Too Hard

Community
Diversity
Unity
More than a Camp High: Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God (Part Two)

More than a Camp High: Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God (Part Two)

Holy Spirit
Worship
More than a Camp High: Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God (Part One)

More than a Camp High: Pursuing Emotional Experience for the Glory of God (Part One)

Heart
Holy Spirit
Worship
Youth Pastors Should be the Weakest People on Staff

Youth Pastors Should be the Weakest People on Staff

Prayer
Youth Ministry
Preparing to Teach Colossians to Students

Preparing to Teach Colossians to Students

How to Talk About Sex Without Sounding like a Prude, Legalist, or a Peddler of Toxic Purity Culture

How to Talk About Sex Without Sounding like a Prude, Legalist, or a Peddler of Toxic Purity Culture

Heart
Idolatry
Sex
Jesus: Sexually Objectified and Assaulted for Us

Jesus: Sexually Objectified and Assaulted for Us

Abuse
Assault
Jesus
HTH: Keep All Those Notes

HTH: Keep All Those Notes

Hope This Helps (HTH)
Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

Grace
Parenting
5 Reasons to Preach the Book of Micah to Teenagers

5 Reasons to Preach the Book of Micah to Teenagers

Scripture
Teaching
What Youth Pastors Would Like To Tell Parents: Changed By Beholding (Rooted Parent Repeat)

What Youth Pastors Would Like To Tell Parents: Changed By Beholding (Rooted Parent Repeat)

Parenting
Youth Ministry
Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

Four Plumblines to Parent with Grace

Grace
Parenting
Pastoring with Truth and Love to Transgender Teens

Pastoring with Truth and Love to Transgender Teens

Grace
Sexuality
Transgender
The Only Hope in My Son’s Death

The Only Hope in My Son’s Death

Grief
Hope
The Necessity of Ecclesiology in Youth Ministry

The Necessity of Ecclesiology in Youth Ministry

Church
Youth Group Culture
Video Games and the Wisdom Literature

Video Games and the Wisdom Literature

Culture
Entertainment
Humility, Holy Week, and The Donkeys Jesus Rode

Humility, Holy Week, and The Donkeys Jesus Rode

Holy Week
Humility
Inner Ring
Experiential Faith and the Hope of the Magician

Experiential Faith and the Hope of the Magician

Worship
Talking to Your White Kids About Black History Month

Talking to Your White Kids About Black History Month

Gospel
Parenting
Race
Reconciliation
Book Review: Growing Young

Book Review: Growing Young

Book Review
Gospel Centrality
Resources
Should the Youth Pastor Denounce Trump?

Should the Youth Pastor Denounce Trump?

Grace
Politics
Practically Speaking: How to Train Your Volunteers

Practically Speaking: How to Train Your Volunteers

Designed to Lead
Leadership
Training
Volunteers
A Prayer for When I Feel Like a Bad Pastor

A Prayer for When I Feel Like a Bad Pastor

Prayer
Youth Ministry
Atonement in the Triage Tent

Atonement in the Triage Tent

Atonement
Justice
Mercy
7 Reasons to Preach the Incommunicable Attributes of God

7 Reasons to Preach the Incommunicable Attributes of God

Youth Ministry
Are You A Scoundrel: The Deceptive Longing for the Inner Ring

Are You A Scoundrel: The Deceptive Longing for the Inner Ring

C.S. Lewis
Inner Ring
Performance
Why Did Jesus Walk on the Water?

Why Did Jesus Walk on the Water?

Provision
Self-harm
Secular Wisdom from the Movie: The Hunger Games

Secular Wisdom from the Movie: The Hunger Games

Entertainment
Gospel
Substitution
The Gospel is Power

The Gospel is Power

Gospel
Gospel-Centered
Performance
Family Milestones and Parent/Child Discipleship

Family Milestones and Parent/Child Discipleship

Discipleship
Five Apologetics Every Student Needs: “What is Marriage?”

Five Apologetics Every Student Needs: “What is Marriage?”

Marriage
Hope this Helps: Advent Devotionals

Hope this Helps: Advent Devotionals

Christmas
Hope This Helps (HTH)

“How do I Talk to My Kids About Homosexuality?”

Sexuality
The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Spring Break

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Spring Break

Failure
What Youth Pastors Would Like To Tell Parents: Changed By Beholding

What Youth Pastors Would Like To Tell Parents: Changed By Beholding

Parenting
Partnering with Parents
No Church in the Wild

No Church in the Wild

Cultural Trends
Meghan Trainor, “That Bass,” and Gospel Beauty

Meghan Trainor, “That Bass,” and Gospel Beauty

Beauty
HTH: Connected, but Alone?

HTH: Connected, but Alone?

Hope This Helps (HTH)
Youth Ministry in the Power of the Spirit

Youth Ministry in the Power of the Spirit

Acts
Youth Ministry at Half Time: Delegation

Youth Ministry at Half Time: Delegation

Youth Ministry
Jesus is Better Than Leviticus

Jesus is Better Than Leviticus

Jesus
Sabbath
Scripture
HTH: The Verses Project – Psalm 139

HTH: The Verses Project – Psalm 139

Hope This Helps (HTH)
HTH: The Bible Project

HTH: The Bible Project

Hope This Helps (HTH)
HTH: The Verses Project

HTH: The Verses Project

Hope This Helps (HTH)
HTH: Biblical Truth in Art

HTH: Biblical Truth in Art

Hope This Helps (HTH)
When Youth Don’t Want to Read the Bible

When Youth Don’t Want to Read the Bible

Bible
Persecution and Youth in Scotland

Persecution and Youth in Scotland

Persecution
Preaching Christ in a Postmodern World

Preaching Christ in a Postmodern World

Hope This Helps (HTH)
The Supremacy of Christ

The Supremacy of Christ

Hope This Helps (HTH)
Modest Theology and a Theology of Modesty

Modest Theology and a Theology of Modesty

Modesty
Why You and Your Students Should Read The Chronicles of Narnia

Why You and Your Students Should Read The Chronicles of Narnia

Rooted Recommends
Youth Ministry with a Mission: Exult Christ in the City

Youth Ministry with a Mission: Exult Christ in the City

Church
Youth Ministry
Word and Spirit in Youth Ministry: Four Practical Steps

Word and Spirit in Youth Ministry: Four Practical Steps

Bible
Holy Spirit
Word and Spirit in Youth Ministry: Extremes

Word and Spirit in Youth Ministry: Extremes

Bible
Holy Spirit

Word and Spirit in Youth Ministry: Balance

Balance
Bible
Lent: Sloth – Jesus is the Better Rest

Lent: Sloth – Jesus is the Better Rest

How Ministry Changed After I Had a Child

How Ministry Changed After I Had a Child

Growth
To My Younger Cockier Self: Part 3: When I was Accidentally Inappropriate

To My Younger Cockier Self: Part 3: When I was Accidentally Inappropriate

Discipleship
Growth
Legalism In Our Own Hearts

Legalism In Our Own Hearts

Law
The Hard Work of Keeping Up With Culture

The Hard Work of Keeping Up With Culture

Cultural Trends
Gospel
Why You Should Preach the Book of Esther

Why You Should Preach the Book of Esther

Gospel
Jesus
Scripture
Youth Ministry and the Church: Youth Ministry in a Big Church

Youth Ministry and the Church: Youth Ministry in a Big Church

Growth
Youth Ministry