1) LGBT and their place in our churches
2) Faith and Science…especially around creation
3) Care for our creation
4) Social Justice and Jesus
6) Women in ministry
Our students ARE asking these questions. If we don't allow space for them to ask why they will begin to think we have something to hide, or that we don't know anything. Perhaps worse, they may believe we are against everything. If we are not careful, we can create a youth ministry where doubting and questioning is off limits.
My encouragement to us is to not be afraid of the why questions. Let it pull us towards solid Biblical study and healthy conversations with people on both sides of an issue. May we find "in essentials unity, non-essentials liberty and in all things charity."