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Ask a Youth Pastor

14 EpisodesProduced by Aaron Salvato & GoodLionWebsite

A podcast by youth pastor Aaron Salvato, focusing on tackling real questions submitted by real students! Aaron answers questions, and is often joined by fellow youth pastors.

14 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Authenticity, God's Will, & Memorizing Scripture - With Ben Courson

June 26th, 2019


What does true authenticity look like, how can we know God’s will, and how on earth does Ben Courson memorize so many bible verses!? All this and more on today’s episode of Ask a Youth Pastor. 

Justin Asks: Do Pets Go To Heaven?

June 22nd, 2019


If a pet of a Christian dies... will we see that pet again in heaven? A question that... most Christian kids have asked at some point. Today on ask a youth pastor, I sit down with Youth Pastor Brian Higgins and youth …

How Can We Deal With Loneliness? - With Ben Courson

March 1st, 2019


Every single person at some point deals with loneliness, the feeling of being left out, unwanted, and alone. When these feelings come, how can we deal with them? Today on ask a youth pastor, I sit down with my friend …

Maya - why did God choose Mary?

November 2nd, 2018


Why did God Choose Mary to be the mother of Jesus? Was it because she was a really good person? Why does God choose anyone?

Why does God still allow sin?

October 25th, 2018


If God is Good, then why does He Allow Evil to happen? Why does sin still exist? Why doesn’t he just did rid of all the bad things in the world?Today …

Do we ALL go to Heaven when we die? (With Brian Higgins)

October 8th, 2018


The start of a 4 part series where I sit down with Brian Higgins (middle school pastor at Calvary Old Bridge) and some of his students! In this …

How Can I Move Past Mistakes?

September 28th, 2018


Everyone makes mistakes, but how do we actually move past them?

What do I do if my friend is walking down the wrong path?

September 25th, 2018


Many times our friends head in the wrong direction? What do we do? How can we speak truth in love?

Does Jesus give special treatment to spiritual people? (Dr. Tim Mackie)

September 19th, 2018


Does Jesus only answer the prayers of people who are really spiritual? If He doesn't answer your prayers does it mean you "just didn't have enough faith?" In this episode, we look at a teaching by Dr. Tim Mackie from …

What did Jesus actually look like?

August 1st, 2018


Was Jesus white? Did he have kind eyes? Does He look how he does in the children's Bible I read in the nursery at my non-denominational church? An important question.

Can God be near sin?

August 25th, 2017


Special guest: Evan Wickham (by way of sermon audio.) In this episode we discuss a common misconception: the teaching that God can't even stand the presence of sin, as well as dialogue with a skeptic.

The Big Bang Theory

August 9th, 2017


If the Big Bang is to be believed, what does that mean for Christians and faith? Can you be a Christian and also believe the Big Bang is true?

Conflicts with parents! 👨🏻😩👩🏼

August 2nd, 2017


How do we deal with conflicts with our parents? In this episode my friend Chris Dufour helps me break down the best way to be a peacemaker in the home!

Pets, Dinosaurs, and Prodigals

August 1st, 2017


In this episode I answer what the most important I've learned in youth ministry is, do pets go to heaven, a dumb question about dinosaurs and a question about how to get right with God!

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