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My Youth Are (Not) Secular 1: What Does 'Secular' Mean?

At its base level, this first thesis calls youth ministers to not only not assume biblical literacy in students, but also to not assume biblical motivations or proclivities. Students today are just as likely to not believe they have a ‘god-shaped hole’ they are filling with something, just as likely to not believe in the authority of the Bible not because of historical criticism but because their understandings of science and ethics seem implicitly more valid, just as likely to not consider the perspective of a pastor or youth leader as necessary or helpful when making big decisions.

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