Jonathan K. Dodson (M.Div, Th.M) founded City Life Church with his wife and a small group of people willing to take a risk for the kingdom of God. Jonathan is the author of "The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing," "Gospel-Centered Discipleship" and "Raised? Finding Jesus by Doubting the Resurrection." He enjoys rowing, reading, writing, and playing with his kids.
No one ever wants to experience a church fire, whether in France or Louisiana, but some good has emerged from tragedy. When influencers on Twitter encouraged followers to donate to three churches in Louisiana that were recently targeted by an arsonist, the result was a dramatic spike in donations.
Kara Powell of the Fuller Youth Institute addresses parents' concerns over teens leaving the church. Powell says what may seem like a teen turning from faith may actually be a young person turning from forms of church that make sense to the parent, but not the child.