A playlist of Mornings with Carmen episodes for parents, grandparents, teachers, youth volunteers— really anyone who cares about the next generation. We know our kids and grandkids are facing a different cultural terrain than we did, but we believe Jesus is still Lord and the gospel is still good news. This playlist will help us be wise and intentional about discipling the next generation in the faith.
Helping the Next Generation Develop a Biblical Worldview in a Hostile Culture
August 30, 2023 Matt Markins of AWANA helps us understand how our conversations with our kids and grandkids are important in discipling them into a Biblical and redemptive worldview. He talks about intentionally making them gospel-centered.
August 29, 2023 Alex Early, author of “Thinking About God,” contributes to our “Back to School Worldview” conversations. Alex’s heart is to help us and our kids study God, learn His ways, know His plans, and receive His grace.
August 28, 2023 Elizabeth Urbanowicz of Foundation Worldview shares about the importance of starting young in helping children know God and a redemptive Christian worldview. She also shares about the new curriculum Foundation Worldview has for teaching young children about the attributes of God.
September 19, 2023 John Plake of the American Bible Society shares that while fewer teens and young adults, GenZ, are not engaged in the Bible, but they still have an interest in what the Bible teaches.
October 19, 2023 AWANA president Matt Markins, author of “The Faith of Our Children” outlines research insights on how we can better disciple children, especially in the midst of our modern cultural challenges.
October 12, 2023 George Barna of the Cultural Research Center, and author of “Raising Spiritual Champions,” shares about the responsibility parents have to show their children the ways of the Lord and studying the Bible instead of merely reading it.
August 24, 2023 When you are involved in the lives of young kids, whether as parents, grandparents, or other familial roles, there is pressure to help them grow in their faith. Missionary mom Tania Rao shares about raising her kids as Christians in India.
October 9, 2023 Psychologist Dr. Linda Mintle looks at how the increased use of marijuana recreationally is a dangerous trend for teens, especially how it affects their mental and emotional development.
October 24, 2023 Calyn Daniel and her mom Blythe, authors of “Let’s Be Friends,” talk about the challenges of forming friendships and how we support our kids in their development of strong, healthy friendships.
September 19, 2023 During this National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, TheHopeLine‘s Jennifer DeJong talks about the ministry’s over 30 years of helping young people deal with mental, emotional, and spiritual issues; helping those who connect find hope in Jesus.
Strategic intergenerational relationships
November 7, 2023 Fuller Youth Institute‘s Brad Griffin, contributor to the book “Beyond Youth Group,” talks about us having active relationships with members of the younger generations is important to their spiritual growth and long term faith.
August 7, 2023 Lionshare‘s Dave Buehring and Carmen talked about their recent Leadership Games event where older Christian leaders (including Carmen) spent time discipling younger leaders in similar fields.