The Reformation for Teenagers: Sola Scriptura

In October of 1518, one year after the nailing of the 95-Theses, Cardinal Cajetan at the Diet of Augsburg challenged Martin Luther on the issue of truth. The Cardinal accused Luther of teaching contrary to the Roman Catholic…

We Must Never Forget Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

Over a decade ago, Christian Smith published a groundbreaking study about the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers. The researchers coined the terminology, moralistic therapeutic deism (MTD), which became a buzzword in youth ministry circles for several…

Sola Gratia: Grace Alone for the Weary Student

I have a folder in my computer titled, “Recommendation Letters.” Some are letters for National Honor Society, others are for students’ colleges and university applications, and others for scholarships or even job applications. While I am genuinely proud…

The Reformation for Teenagers: In Christ Alone

As we approach its 500th Anniversary, we at Rooted wanted to address how the Reformation (and particularly the five Solas) specifically impacts teenagers today. Read other articles in this series here. As heirs of the reformation, we owe…

Leading Students to Live by Faith Alone

As we approach its 500th Anniversary, we at Rooted wanted to address how the Reformation (and particularly the five Solas) continues to specifically impact teenagers today. Historical Context of “By Faith Alone” “What price would you be willing…