Doubt isn’t toxic to faith. Silence is.
Teenagers are tired of vague, superficial, or nonexistent answers to their tough questions about God, the Bible, and Christianity. Just when they’re capable of diving into the deep end of their faith, all too often the church keeps them splashing around in shallow waters. As eight years of Sticky Faith research on teenagers has shown, it’s not doubt or hard questions that are toxic to faith. It’s silence.
"Honestly, I've been confused about some of these things. This study helped me understand more about the issues." —Caleb, age 16
The trusted voice of the Fuller Youth Institute and proven best practices from churches around the country converge to provide you tools both to start conversations about hard questions, as well as to lead students toward discovering their own faith convictions.
“Young people want to connect with the Bible and ask tough questions, in a way that will not lead to formulas but renewed minds and transformed lives. Can I Ask That is designed to help them do just that.”
Can I Ask That? provides a platform for conversation around subjects that students experience but often do not feel comfortable talking about. This curriculum presented a conversational tool to our students, not just cut-and-dried answers.
Chris Hill, First Presbyterian Church of Boulder
"The church never really talks about controversial issues, but we all wonder."
Tasha, age 18
"I loved that someone finally treated me like an adult."
Jade, age 17
"As my friends wrote this book, they intentionally did and didn’t do a few important things. First, they didn’t shy away from the real questions. Second, they didn’t over-simplify the answers into neat little packages. They allow us to live in tension of a real faith. Third, they support us as parents, youth workers, and shepherds of our youth’s souls. Lastly, they offer hope for a lifetime of following Jesus Christ. I’m so thankful for resources like this rooted in research … and love.”
April L. Diaz, NewSong Church