Eco-Anxiety and the New Children’s Crusade

Youthful religious fanaticism can turn up even among those who believe this world is all there is.

By Stan Guthrie

In A.D. 1212, Stephen, a twelve-year-old from the town of Cloyes, demanded and got an audience with King Philip to share his vision. Stephen said the sea would part and his unarmed followers would go to the Holy Land and expel the Muslims from Jerusalem. But the king of France refused to authorize the venture, telling the boy to come back when he was older.

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About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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