Welcome to the Living Youth website!

A big hello to any first-time visitors! Here’s all you need to know…

  • You are probably here for the weekly podcast. If so, you can scroll down to the most recent one or just click right here for the whole collection of 80+ (so far) episodes. It is also available on all major podcast platforms (at least the ones we know about), including Spotify, Apple, and Google. The newest one is likely right below this post, though, so feel free to scroll on through and tap or click to your heart’s content.
  • As for other original content, we’ve had some nice starts, but we are still growing in that area. Still, if you’re willing to explore, you will find written posts about modesty (for both men and women), overcoming a sense of how intimidating the Bible can be, an exploding whale, and more—hopefully, with more to come. We also do occasional additional videos, such as “Five Questions” interviews with individuals here at HQ to help you get to know the people behind the scenes. Keep coming back and keep an eye on what we add!
  • We occasionally highlight key moments in LCG sermons or articles you might find especially interesting.
  • And when we stumble across fascinating content outside of the LCG-o-sphere, we try to highlight those items, as well. (E.g., how do America’s river systems help make it so OP? And just how amazing is our immune system, anyway?)
  • Finally, if you’d like to give feedback or suggest topics about the podcast or make suggestions about the website in general, you can contact us here in Editorial at [email protected].

Podcast 88: An Atheist’s Confession of Blind Faith

An atheist confesses that her conviction God does not exist is grounded in her blind faith decision when she was six years old. But what she has to say should prompt us to explore the relationship between faith and evidence—something she gets wrong, as do so many others. Let’s explore the topic together.

In the podcast today, we mention a profound Living Church News article from Mr. Gerald Weston titled “Understanding Hebrews 11:1.” You should read it! So many get this wrong—even in the Church—and the meaning of the verse is so much deeper than many consider. We hope you will click on the link (or this one!) and take some time to read it and think about the point he is making in it. We touch on his point in the podcast since it relates to the topic, but it is worth focusing on in its own right.

Podcast 87: Soulmate or Family-First?

A biblical view of marriage recently appeared in, of all places, the Wall Street Journal! What a nice surprise! This week, we examine the soulmate myth and explain the better alternative for thinking about marriage.

[The article we talk about so much can be found here—again, in the Wall Street Journal, not the New York Times!]

Podcast 86: Choosing Your Friends Wisely

Your friends will have a powerful impact and influence on you. On this week’s podcast, we discuss some biblical passages that can help us to choose our friends wisely.

In the episode, we briefly mention an article that talks about the people you will inevitably meet if you are on social media. If you’d like to read that article, here it is: “A Biblical Guide for Using Social Media.” (We both have since thought that “The Five People You Will Meet Online” might be a better name, but it is what it is!)

Podcast 85: Conspiracy Thinking (or Not Thinking)

This week, we look at how to think biblically about conspiracy theories. In these days of information overload, ideas are thrown at us from all angles—and whether they are true or false, the principles we apply when confronted by them are always the same.

Podcast 84: A Visit with Mr. Stuart Wachowicz!

On today’s podcast, we get to know Mr. Stuart Wachowicz, Regional Director of the Living Church of God in Canada, while he is visiting in Charlotte this week. We grill him a bit on the state of education today and explore steps young people can take to secure their own success amid declining educational standards.

On the podcast, Mr. Wachowicz refers to Mr. Gerald Weston’s excellent article, “Tame the Social Media Monster!” which you can find by clicking here. He also referred to a PragerU video about free speech and England that we couldn’t find, but if we come across it, we’ll add it later.

Podcast 83: What Does It Mean to “Not Grieve as Others Do”?

It’s been a sobering week of the sort that Ecclesiastes 7 highlights as an opportunity to reflect and learn. So today, we ponder the Apostle Paul’s statement in 1 Thessalonians 4:13 that Christians do not grieve in the way others do. We hope you find it helpful. On the Living Youth website, you will find related sermons.

The usual platforms are available below. Also, here are links to sermons referred to in the podcast and others on the same topic.

P.S. Hopefully, you are experiencing no difficulties on Apple or Spotify. We had technical difficulties with this episode—well, actually, we uploaded the wrong audio! After updating it, it took a while for Apple to come around, and we’re hoping our efforts to fix that did not mess up Spotify as a consequence. If you experience difficulties, let us know.

Podcast 82: Was the British Empire the Worst Ever?—with Mr. Mark Sandor!

With special guest Mr. Mark Sandor, we look at a poll that claims the British Empire was the worst empire in history. Weighing facts with a clear head is an important part of thinking critically—and biblically! Listen in and learn with us.

P.S. For some reason, one was a special challenge to finalize in GarageBand, as one of the tracks kept getting randomly muted. We think we figured out a way around it, so if there are any audio difficulties, just let us know at [email protected].