How do we connect with the next generation? The way that we answer that question is foundational if we want to disciple the next generation well. So how do we connect with Gen Z? Should we try to be “relevant”?

This week on the podcast Jonathan sits down with Dr. Gene Fant, author of the chapter “Faith, Truth, and the Problem of Irrelevance” in the brand new book Know. Be. Live. : a 360˚ Approach to Discipleship in a Post-Christian Era. Join us this week as we talk about the quest for significance and relevance, the problem of “spectacle over substance”,  and opportunities for the Church to be agents of grace and truth.

Dr. Gene Fant and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of twins – Ethan and Emily. He currently serves as President of North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. Previously, Dr. Fant was provost and chief academic officer of Palm Beach Atlantic University, and former executive vice president and dean of faculty at Union University.

Dr. Fant holds a certificate in educational management from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is a writer who recently published a book entitled The Liberal Arts: A Student’s Guide, and occasionally contributes blog posts to the Chronicle of Higher Education and First Things.

This episode of the podcast is part of a companion series with our new book, Know. Be. Live. : a 360˚ Approach to Discipleship in a Post-Christian Era. The book is out now wherever books are sold. Order today!