Tony Jones is a senior fellow at the Science for Youth Ministry project at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. His books include The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier and Did God Kill Jesus?
Youth pastors hear an inordinate number of generalized and unsubstantiated statistics: X percent of adult Christians chose to follow Christ before the age of 18; X percent of youth workers leave the church after X months; X percent of students choose to follow Christ at a summer camp; X percent of youth leave the church after co
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