One of the aims of this blog is to bridge the profound gap between millennials and the Christian faith by sharing media resources and materials in the hopes of encouraging people in our generation in the apostolic gospel message of Jesus Christ.
Below are some of those resources (NOTE: this is not an exhaustive list):
Here are a list of ministries that align with the vision of “The Confessing Millennial”:
- The Gospel Coalition, for material that engages culture from a confessionally Christian standpoint. Broadly (but not rigidly) Reformed in its theological orientation.
- The SOLA Network: “SOLA Network exists to influence the emerging generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It serves as a digital platform for evangelical leaders, writers, speakers, and bloggers who share the same values of faith to provide Gospel-centered resources.” Known for its focus on Asian-American Christians. I have written about my involvement and how its vision aligns with mine here.
- Seedbed, a “media platform whose mission is to gather, connect, and resource the people of God to sow for a great awakening.” Broadly Wesleyan in its theological orientation.
- The Jude 3 Project: “Distinctive in its strong emphasis in equipping those of African descent in the United States and abroad…The vision of the Ministry encompasses apologetics that address current issues and the intellectual struggles of Christians of African descent in the United States and abroad. We are committed to equipping the local Church that the mandate of Jude 1:3 might be fulfilled – contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. The Ministry’s objectives are accomplished through: lectures and seminars, training in apologetics, podcasts, and blogs.”
- The AND Campaign: Focused on impacting the nation’s cities with “biblical values AND social justice.”
- The immigration Coalition: “Providing biblically balanced resources on immigration that show compassion to immigrants and respect for the rule of law.”
- Christianity Today, for news articles from a Christian perspective, to “keep up with the times.”
- The Bible Project (site and YouTube page), for an informative resource that explains the Bible, its story, and its themes one video at time. They state, “We believe that the Bible is one, unified story that culminates in Jesus and has wisdom for the modern world.” A great resource for biblical theology.
- Three-Minute Theology, a YouTube page containing short, three minute videos explaining complex theological concepts. A great resource for systematic theology.
- Ryan Reeves: Professor of historical theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, who has uploaded whole courses worth of lecture material on YouTube. A great resource for historical theology and church history.
- Third Millennium Ministries: A resource that offers completely free, seminary-level education in the form of videos. Links to their website and YouTube page.
- Covenant Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary both have smart phone apps that have entire courses of recorded lectures covering areas of theology (biblical, systematic, historical), church history, and Christian ministry. You can download them on your app store on your phone–and they are completely free!!! (Both are largely seminaries of the Presbyterian Church in America, the former in official capacity.)
- Ligonier Ministries: Started by the teaching of the late R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries has various online resources and an excellent smartphone app. Their strengths include systematic and historical theology.
- The Knowing Faith Podcast: a podcast hosted by Kyle Worley, J.T. English, and Jennifer Wilkin covering various topics of scripture, theology, and doctrine.
- Ravi Zacharias International Ministries: for resources on apologetics.
- “Gospel in Life” (ministry of Tim Keller)
- “Truth for Life” (ministry of Alistair Begg)
- “Moody Church Media” (sermons from Erwin Lutzer)
D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, N.T. Wright, Fleming Rutledge, Ravi Zacharias, R.C. Sproul, Michael Horton, Sinclair Ferguson, Kevin Vanhoozer, Scot McKnight, Alistair Begg, etc.
Bloggers, vloggers, and podcasts
- Tim Challies, popular blogger/vlogger. Tackles many Christian topics.
- White Horse Inn, radio show and podcast for those wanting to delve deeper into an understanding of the Protestant branch of Christianity, and Core Christianity for related resources on cultural engagement. Tends to tackle theological topics.
- The Holy Post podcast, recorded in the middle of one of the evangelical capitals of America (Wheaton, Illinois), the hosts don’t shy away from asking difficult questions and taking some introspective looks into the soul of modern evangelicalism in light of news headlines and cultural challenges.Good for evangelicals that might feel a bit disillusioned by their namesake. Hosted by Phil Vischer and Skye Jethani.
- Skye Jethani, Christian blogger, author and speaker, and one of the hosts of the aforementioned podcast. Tackles important cultural issues and topics.
- Doctrine and Devotion, if you want to listen to two pastors that look like bikers bicker and banter with each other while discussing “faith and practice from Reformed Baptist” perspective. Recorded near my old stomping grounds at St. Charles, Illinois. Hosted by Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler, or collectively, “the JoFo”.
- Ask Pastor John, for down-to-earth pastoral answers to sincere questions of faith and practice. (Note: John Piper’s theology is strongly Calvinistic.)
- “Knowing Faith” and “Culture Matters”, the two podcasts of The Village Church
- “Pass the Mic” and “Truth’s Table” for podcasts on faith and culture from a black (and minority) perspective.
- Reformedish, my go-to for a regular dose of heavy theological discussion. Not for the faint-hearted. Thanks, Derek.
- Mere Fidelity, another theologically-oriented podcast. “Conversations about life, theology, church, and culture”
I don’t always agree with these resources all the time, but I largely find them helpful and insightful, and believe they all have something to contribute to the “confessing millennial” conversation.
Soli Deo Gloria