Battle Cry

March 14, 2007 — 2 Comments

I’m getting more and more excited about the message of Battle Cry and the possible opportunity to attend.

More than 20,000 teenagers attended Battle Cry, a worship rally that included sermons, testimonies and Christian artists. At the event, Teen Mania Ministries founder Ron Luce notes, Christian teenagers were encouraged to embrace the message of Christ over the message of pop culture.

“We’re encouraging them to sound off their voice when they go home,” Luce says, “whether that’s through writing in their school papers, or writing songs, or writing poetry, or television programs, stuff on the Internet, YouTube.”

Teen Mania tells Christian young people to “use your creative juices, all the passion you have,” the youth ministry leader says — to “use all of that to get out the message of the gospel [and] let’s bombard every community in America with this.”

Sounds so familiar, does it not? And it gets even better.

Luce is also urging parents to be more involved in the lives of their teenagers because, too often, parents disengage from their kids as they enter the teenage years. “And I just want to encourage the moms and the dads all over the country. This is a time for us, as adults, to rally around this generation,” he notes.

If that isn’t one of the main causes of apathy within youth today, I don’t know what is. Are you going to join the Battle Cry?

Tim Sweetman


Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

2 responses to Battle Cry

  1. I wasn’t able to attend Aquire The Fire this year in Oklahoma, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to attend next year. One of my best friends went, and told me it radically changed her way of thinking.

    I joined Battle Cry not that long ago. It’s very encouraging to see so many teens around the world go against the flow and follow Jesus Christ.
    (By the by, my Battle Plan is pryrwarrior.) :)

  2. Battle Cry is awesome Tim. I attended the Detroit event yesterday and was blown away and inspired. I hope you make it to the Baltimore event :)

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