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Daniels of the year

"Daniels of the year" Continued...

Issue: "Daniel of the Year 1999," Dec. 18, 1999

“I have a friend who is on the football team,” says Josh. “He does a lot of stuff that he thinks is OK and fun, like cussing, drinking, and just having fun with the boys. He knows that this is not me, and he is really careful about what he says around me. He has said to me before, ‘Josh Weidmann, you know what you stand for and you act it out. I really respect that.’”

Many Christian teens today are running the race set before them—and running it with conviction. Joe White says he sees “a geometric increase in the number of strong Christian kids on campuses every year.” These teens, he says, are putting the natural passions of youth to work in the service of the gospel.

“God doesn’t cleanse us of our passions, he bridles our passions,” says Mr. White. “Kids are passionate—God is taking that and bridling it. Christian teens today are like a stampede of ponies under the control of the Holy Spirit.”

Lynn Vincent
Lynn Vincent

Lynn is a senior writer for WORLD Magazine and the best-selling author of 10 non-fiction books.


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