Good News On Reaching Today’s Teens

(From Barna Research, email:

Knowing how to best discuss biblical topics with today’s teens can be difficult. 

But, perhaps surprisingly, one potential bridge might be the Bible itself.  

Both Christian and non-Christian teens generally have affirming opinions of the Bible. 

Given a list of negative versus positive descriptions, this open generation tends to lean positive, strongly agreeing the Bible is: 

  • good (40% vs. bad, 6%)
  • meaningful (39% vs. not meaningful, 8%)
  • important (39% vs. unimportant, 9%)
  • loving (38% vs. judgmental, 8%)
  • true (36% vs. false, 9%) 
  • trustworthy (35% vs. untrustworthy, 9%)