Kenda's Case for Hope

Kara Powell | Nov 23, 2010

Yesterday I talked about my friend, Kenda Creasy Deans, new book, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church. Her subtitle for the last chapter in a book that talks a lot about the anemic spirituality of kids today is her case for hope.

Why is she hopeful? Because kids arent satisfied with the watery version of faith and the gospel we place before them. They want more. They want a faith they can sink their teeth into.

In the midst of a lot of discouraging trends on teenagers, that gives me hope also. Kenda, I agree.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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