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Tell Us Your Stories, by Collin Hansen

24 August, 2010

Hansen, the author of Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists, has an interesting article at Ligonier asking older brothers and sisters in the church to forgive the “youthful arrogance” of their younger fellows, and instead “tell us your stories”:

Your stories give us the perspective we haven’t yet gained with experience. We don’t yet understand how much we don’t know. Our youthful bluster masks insecurity. We stand tall against withering attacks from our peers, but we’ve hardly been tested. We fear that when harder times come our faith will prove ephemeral. But your stories gird us against these doubts. So look underneath our confident exterior. You’ll find that younger Christians actually want to hear from older believers about how God demonstrated His faithfulness in their generation.

He has some good things to say about the unhappy effects of generational separation in the church as well. Check it out.

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One Comment
  1. Ryan permalink
    25 August, 2010 1:11 am

    Amen, and Amen. As a 20 something Christian who is new to the Reformed tradition. I am eager to have an older man disciple me and teach me about the faith from the lessons he has learned through life.

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