Every year in Idaho Falls, high school juniors are exposed to a small slice of the sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards.
The discussion then tends to gravitate toward the negative.
I read the full sermon today.
I would enjoy discussing with teenagers the Puritans and Jonathan Edwards. By reading only The Scarlet Letter and a paragraph or two from the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”, I fear that our young people in the I-15 Corridor are not being exposed properly to the richness of a historical and literary depth in our American heritage. When it comes to the Puritans and Jonathan Edwards, go further. Go deeper. I think you will be very surprised by what you find.
AP teachers ought to give the teens bonus points for reading The Admiral Conjunction of Diverse Excellencies in Christ Jesus by Edwards. The title alone invokes a rhetorical analysis. I chuckle.
What do you think?
At least, read what Edwards wrote as a late teenager: 70 resolutions (modern English). Teens, by internalizing these resolutions by grace, you could be used to start a new movement in Idaho Falls.