In the Old Testament a young man was considered an adult at age 13—once He was a “bar mitzvah”. He was to have memorized the Torah and was to be able to speak to its wisdom. He began to make his own choices, guided by a Minion of Jews including his father and relatives. If his decisions turned out to be unprofitable the Minion was there to help him learn from his mistakes and make better choices the next time.

Welcome to modern America where we have what we call “adolescence” or “The Teenage Years”. Our children generally stay in school until graduating college around 22 and then we consider them “adults”. But are they truly prepared for the realities of the world? And are they grounded in the Word and teachings of God?

Joining me to discuss adolescence and parenting in our second segment is Jeff Strommen of HopeNet 360.

In our first segment, we lighten things up a little. Joining me is Christian comedienne Brad Stine:

Brad Stine

Brad Stine

His latest project titled “The God Experience” is a unique two-part comedy event currently making its way across the country. Brad will be at St. Mark’s Church in De Pere on Friday, March 20th and joins us today to look at humorous, but serious, topics facing us as Christians.

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