In this episode of the Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt Podcast I interview Brian Cosby about his book Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture (P & R Publishing, 2012).
About the Book:
The lights dim . . . the smoke rises . . . the band starts playing. It’s a familiar scene, as youth ministries everywhere use entertaining and trendy approaches to draw in teens. But when the lights come on and the fog clears, what do we find?
Far too many teenagers raised in Christian homes drift away from the church after high school. Why is this true? Could it be because youth groups, in seeking to elevate experience over truth, have left teens dissatisfied and hungry for that truth?
Brian Cosby demonstrates a ministry approach that nurtures teens and brings them back for more — one solidly grounded in Christ and patterned after the means of grace: the Word, sacraments, prayer, service, and community. Learn how much teenagers not only need a deeper ministry, but want one too.
About the Author:
Brian H. Cosby is pastor of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee and adjunct professor of church history at Metro Atlanta Seminary. He is the author of several books and regularly contributes to various journals and magazines. You can learn more about Brian on his Amazon author page and at waysidechurch.org.
Other Interviews with Brian Cosby:
- Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt – Episode 102 – God’s Story: A Student’s Guide to Church History (CF4K, 2014)
- Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt – Episode 11 – Suffering and Sovereignty: John Flavel and the Puritans on Afflictive Providence (Reformation Heritage Books, 2012)
- Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt – Episode 1 – Rebels Rescued: A Student’s Guide to Reformed Theology (Christian Focus 4 Kids, 2012)
- Christian Focus Booknotes – Episode 1 – David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost (Christian Focus 4 Kids, 2011)
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