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Ask a Youth Pastor

By Aaron Salvato & GoodLion
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.
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Pets, Dinosaurs, and Prodigals

Ask a Youth Pastor

Authenticity, God's Will, & Memorizing Scripture - With Ben Courson
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. 
June 26, 2019
Justin Asks: Do Pets Go To Heaven?
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 leader Pete Silverman, as we answer a question from a young guy named Justin, who is a little concerned about his pet guinea pig. The three of us do our best to answer his question!
June 22, 2019
How Can We Deal With Loneliness? - With Ben Courson
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 Ben Courson to hear his thoughts on loneliness, and how Christians can face it with courage.
March 01, 2019
Maya - why did God choose Mary?
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?
November 02, 2018
Why does God still allow sin?
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 on ask a youth pastor, we hear from a middle school student named Lily who has a deep question!
October 25, 2018
Do we ALL go to Heaven when we die? (With Brian Higgins)
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 episode we talk about salvation, who gets to go to heaven (and why), and much more!
October 08, 2018
How Can I Move Past Mistakes?
Everyone makes mistakes, but how do we actually move past them?
September 28, 2018
What do I do if my friend is walking down the wrong path?
Many times our friends head in the wrong direction? What do we do? How can we speak truth in love?
September 25, 2018
Does Jesus give special treatment to spiritual people? (Dr. Tim Mackie)
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 the Bible project and see how it helps us understand the way that Jesus responds to our prayers and what it looks like to truly trust Christ.
September 19, 2018
What did Jesus actually look like?
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.
August 01, 2018
Can God be near sin?
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.
August 25, 2017
The Big Bang Theory
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?
August 09, 2017
Conflicts with parents! 👨🏻😩👩🏼
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!
August 02, 2017
Pets, Dinosaurs, and Prodigals
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!
August 01, 2017