What a Difference a Day Makes

Kara Powell | Mar 30, 2011

The LAST thing that I am is an expert on the Middle East. But my husband forwarded me this map of the rate of change/unrest in the Middle East during the last 3 months.

Scroll through the dates using the green arrow and check out how quickly change is happening, and in so many places.

This map raises a few questions/insights:

1. The world the teenagers we care about will experience will be far different than ours, not just because of this sort of socio-political change, but because so much of our world is changing, and so fast. How can we best prepare them for that?

2. A small group of folks can make a BIG difference. My understanding is that it’s often been young people who have been key in what’s happening in the Middle East. What can we do to help unleash the power of our students to be involved in Deep Justice around them?

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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