Satan’s Youth Group Design

Apologetics, Atheism, Christian Apologetics, Youth Apologetics
If Satan were devising a plan to destroy the Christian Church Excerpted from the book: TESTED: A New Strategy for Keeping Kids in the Faith What Would Satan Do? If Satan were devising a plan to destroy the Christian Church, he would eliminate any awareness of the necessity of preparing our youth to withstand the false teachings of the culture he has been cultivating. He would have the Church avoid answering the hard questions for our kids. He would segregate Christianity to a place where Christians speak their own language, unintelligible to the secular world. He would convince them that it is hopeless to look at scientific and historic evidence for support of their faith. He would direct them towards teaching methods that fail to prepare their children to understand their…
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Have Christians Given Up?

Have Christians Given Up?

Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Evidence, Youth Apologetics
By Brace E. Barber March 14, 2019 Christian Apologetics Speaker The plane arrived in the early evening on cold day exactly seven days before the Championship. The players stepped off of the plane as the favorite to win the big game. Somehow their faces weren’t those of champions, they were downcast and distant. The look wasn’t that of determination. The players almost looked scared. After a week of game-preparation, the unimaginable happened. The players from both teams met in the middle of the field for the coin toss. Our team towered over the other boys in a way that made people wince at the tromping that they would give the opposing team. But instead of flipping the coin, the umpire waved his hands above his head and made the announcement…
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Christian Truth

Christian Truth

Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics, Nashville Apologetics, Youth Apologetics
Christian Truth How Scientists Have Armed Christians with Evidence By Brace E. Barber Apologetics Speakers June 29, 2018 Christianity's Truth Mission Christianity was sorely damaged by its own search for the truth starting in the Renaissance. It is as if Christian leaders commissioned the digging of a well and then drown in the flood that their work caused. This water that was the focus of their theology ended up nourishing everything that they detested. The Renaissance of the 15th through 17th centuries brought about a renewed focus on reason instead of faith. Scholars began to explore evidence for their beliefs and they put a premium on conclusions that were empirically provable. Over time, science played an ever increasing role in shaping the core beliefs of society. The Renaissance created the…
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Moody Radio Appearance by Brace Barber

Moody Radio Appearance by Brace Barber

Apologetics Speakers, Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics
Moody Radio hosts Solomon and Dawn engaged with Brace for a great discussion about solving the problem of youth leaving the faith after high school. The 24 minute segment covered why the majority of kids reject Christianity and how parents and churches can effectively prevent them from leaving. Brace's approach goes beyond simply stopping kids from leaving to preparing this next generation to impact the world for Jesus Christ. The program first aired on Moody Radio June 13, 2018. [audio mp3="http://bracebarber.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Solomon-and-Dawn-Brace-Barber-061318-TotalNoise-Reduced.mp3"][/audio]
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Clawing at Our Doors for our Sons and Daughters

Clawing at Our Doors for our Sons and Daughters

Apologetics, Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Youth Apologetics
Clawing at Our Doors for our Sons and Daughters How the Church is Following Lot's Lead By Brace E. Barber Christian Apologetics Speaker June 6, 2018 Do What You Like With Them The story of Lot offering his virgin daughters to the sex-crazed crowd of men to "do what you like with them," is highly disturbing to me. (Gen 19:8 NIV) As a father of three, including my little girl, I can't imagine facing a situation where I would offer her to be ravaged in this way. I can only think of protecting her at my own expense, no matter the situation. What would it be like to have a mob of men wildly beating on your door in the middle of the night threatening you and your guests? This…
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2 Christian Youth-Leadership Imperatives

2 Christian Youth-Leadership Imperatives

Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Youth Apologetics
2 Christian Youth-Leadership Imperatives Flourish or Flounder. Neither is Easy By Brace E. Barber May 10, 2018 Christian Apologetics Speaker There is one major content change and one major process change that will separate failing youth groups from flourishing youth groups over the next five years. The differences between the two will not even be close. Failing groups will lose members and atrophy while the others will grow in members and confidence. Those that grow will be lead by bold men and women who are confident in what they know and prepared to take on the world. Strong Christian Youth-Leadership is critical and it's called for. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NIV) 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying…
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Moral Relativists Don’t Walk Into Traffic

Moral Relativists Don’t Walk Into Traffic

Apologetics, Apologetics Speakers, Atheism, Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics, Youth Apologetics
Moral Relativism By Brace E. Barber Apologetics Speakers August 3, 2016 Note: While editing this article I realized that the term Moral Relativism might not be well defined for some people. Moral Relativism simply means that there is no universal standard for right or wrong, good or evil. What is good for you might not be good for someone else, and no one can say that one way is better than the other. Now to start the article...   Moral relativism is certainly the result of being too smart by half. If you are just a normal person like me, you don't walk into traffic because you will die. Somehow those cars look real, and you've seen the driver's-ed videos. However, if you seek to be a secular intellectual then…
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Will Your Child Leave Christianity?

Will Your Child Leave Christianity?

Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Youth Apologetics
Will Your Child Leave Christianity? A Strategy to Solidify Their Faith By Brace E. Barber July 19, 2016 Christian Apologetics Speaker   The first Thanksgiving back home after leaving for college is really a special time. It rarely makes the front pages of life events, but when a young adult heads away from home to college, it is often the first time back home after being away. Mine was really a once-in-a-lifetime event. I left El Cajon, California outside of San Diego, on my way to the complete opposite corner of America at West Point, New York. As it happened, the Army-Navy Game was being played in Pasadena, California that year. It was the first and last time that the game was played there, and it required a huge movement of troops all…
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Poorly Painted Christians

Poorly Painted Christians

Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Christianity, Youth Apologetics
Poorly Painted Christians By Brace E. Barber July 15, 2016 Christian Apologetics Speaker Bringing our youth up in the Church is much like painting a wall. We apply layer after layer of beautiful Christian-theology paint onto the plain wall of our youth groups every week. We do big roller strokes on the younger ones and carefully applied edging to the older kids ready for more precise knowledge. As they grow, we admire the rich colors that are developing and attempt to cover some of the lighter areas with more coats. It is a lot of work conducted by countless teachers and lead by Pastors following the latest philosophies of becoming relevant to the new generation. And after 18 years of painting, we send the kids into the world. Unfortunately, when…
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