Bible Society of Australia Youth Videos

Yesterday, I was pointed to a youth blog by the Bible Society in Australia, another member of the United Bible Societies like the Canadian Bible Society where I work. I really liked the idea behind these two videos, which have teenagers simultaneously speaking all of the “right answers” they’ve been told while displaying text for what they’re actually thinking. I’m not sure how much the teenagers themselves wrote the text – some of it may have been exaggerated – but at the very least the core ideas behind them are great.

Check them out:

The big lesson here is simple: teach kids to ask questions. They have them, just aren’t sure they’re really allowed to answer them in a lot of churches. What would it take to create a youth culture where they said what they really thought instead of always giving the “right answer”?

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.