This month, Stand to Reason celebrates a quarter century of equipping Christian ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom, and character. Here are three things that stand out for us at this juncture that we think you - as a thoughtful Christian - should be aware of:
1) The culture has gotten more outrageous than we ever thought possible. Count on Stand to Reason to continue providing you with the content and the tactics to engage your community thoughtfully and graciously on every challenge it makes to your values, convictions, and beliefs.
2) Attacks on the authority of the Bible have moved from the culture into the church. Currently, some of the biggest resistance to the Bible is not coming from skeptics, but from those calling themselves Christians. Whatever the attacks - and wherever they come from - STR will always defend God’s Word.
3) Despite claims to the contrary, young people really do want to think carefully about God and follow Him faithfully. We hear their questions, we see their excitement, and we witness their worship at every reTHINK conference - now a multi-city, national strategy drawing thousands of young people, and their leaders and parents, from all over the country every year. We are aggressively passing the baton to the next generation.
This is a small glimpse of the field on our 25th birthday, but there is so much more. We know we have our work cut out for us, and we also know there’s great reason to hope as we continue to serve this generation while we also help the next generation rise up for Christ.
Thank you for being part of our STR community as we work to provide confidence for every Christian, clear thinking for every challenge, and courage and grace for every encounter.