29 episodes

We take a look at all the things we learned back in youth group and find the good, unlearn the bad, and figure out where the heck we go from here. 
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Unlearning Youth Group Jonathan Carone & Eric Williams

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

We take a look at all the things we learned back in youth group and find the good, unlearn the bad, and figure out where the heck we go from here. 
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    Do we have to go to church?

    Do we have to go to church?

    It's 2022. With all the technological advances and decentralization, do we have to go to church anymore? What even defines 'church' at this point?
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    Show theme song: High School - 90's Kids

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    • 39 min
    Is youth group even good?

    Is youth group even good?

    This feels like a strange question to ask in the fourth season of a podcast about youth group, but was youth group even good? Did its positives outweigh its negatives? If so many of us are having to unlearn youth group, should we even be having youth group?
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    • 38 min
    BONUS - March Madness. Church edition.

    BONUS - March Madness. Church edition.

    It's March. We're between seasons. Hang out with us for 30-minutes while we debate made up church brackets from the @ChristiansWhoCurseSometimes Instagram account. It's silly and goofy and, given everything else going on in the world, we could all use a laugh.
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    • 32 min
    Perverts and Princesses

    Perverts and Princesses

    In our culture, we treat boys like perverts and girls like princesses. In doing that, we strip away their identity as humans and don't allow them to fully be what they were created to be. Plus, y'know, purity culture issues.
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    • 39 min
    Homosexuality

    Homosexuality

    Today's episode was a hard one to record. Not because we were scared of being canceled by progressives or called heretics by conservatives, but because we want to make sure we're being loving and kind as we wrestle through our beliefs on a really complicated issue. We invite you to join us for a longer-than-normal conversation about homosexuality, how the church has handled it in the past, and how we should approach it in the future.
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    • 50 min
    Christian dating is stupid

    Christian dating is stupid

    It started with I Kissed Dating Goodbye and went downhill from there. Ask anyone trying to date in their 30's and they'll tell you that yeah, what we taught about dating in youth group ended up with some pretty terrible results. This week we talk about why Christian dating is so stupid and how we can train the next generation to not be so awkward on the dating scene.
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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Bayou on ,

Worth Every Minute

If you were ever in youth group… if you were ever a youth minister… if you ever dream of having kids who grow up in Christian activities… if you ever think you might want to work with youth in your area… this is worth your time.

Thank you for calling out our failures. Thank you for recognizing the heart behind the failure. Thank you for offering a way forward. Most of all, thank you for honoring the church.

hjones91 ,

Former camp counselor/youth pastor

This podcast is awesome! At 17 I gave my life to Christ and immediately started the path to being a pastor. After failing out of liberty university and having multiple mentors tell me I wasn’t built for leadership I felt like an absolute failure. I’m currently a truck driver and podcast make my day better. This podcast has helped me make some peace with the stupid things I would say to make myself seem intelligent as an “up an coming pastor”. I’ve had a hard time believing in myself and forgiving myself for my mistakes. The stories shared on the podcast have really resonated with me. I also love how the show doesn’t lean to conservative or progressive and focuses on just finding the truth.

Christal_P_83 ,

Funny, Nostalgic and Helpful

I am a newly appointed youth director who was in youth groups in the late 90s. This podcast has been a joy to listen to. It has brought back memories and also helped me with my current leadership.

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