TGC is offering a new podcast that youth ministers will appreciate: You’re Not Crazy: Gospel Sanity for Young Pastors. Hosted by Ray Ortlund and Sam Allberry, this excellent podcast dives deep into the idea that churches must not simply preach the gospel, they must consciously develop gospel culture. As Ortlund comments in the first episode, “A church can unsay by its culture what it says by its doctrine.”
Certainly anyone working with youth knows that teenagers can sniff out hypocrisy a mile away. This is a quality we can celebrate in emerging adults. Even if they often fail to understand complexities and gray areas, teenagers know when someone doesn’t practice what they preach. When it comes to the gospel, we yearn to live congruently, honoring the Lord Jesus in word and deed equally. This podcast fosters that congruence in churches, ministries, and the hearts of individual believers.
Allberry and Ortlund are longtime pastors who offer doctrinal faithfulness and practical advice. Four episodes in, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone who wants to cultivate a gospel culture to equal gospel-centered teaching and preaching in their local congregation.
Check it out!