Axis – The Culture Translator
Axis is a faith-based non-profit organization whose mission is to “empower the next generation to think clearly and critically about what they believe and to take ownership of their faith.” What began as an observation of the troubling trend of dwindling faith among young people, gradually blossomed into an active engagement with families, churches, and schools to educate today’s young people about the popular world around them from the relevant, meaningful, and personal perspective of Biblical truth. In their own words:
Being aware of the pulse of culture allows us to bridge the gap between generations by translating pop culture into the ideas it espouses for younger generations, while explaining and interpreting youth culture in ways that older generations understand. By speaking the languages of both generations, we bring common ground and open the way for understanding.
In a nutshell, Axis is a Christ-centered culture translator. Below is the weekly Axis Culture Translator newsletter (updated every weekend), which highlights several current trends in popular culture in light of why our kids are interested, what they mean in light of God’s Word, and how they may provoke relevant and meaningful discussions with our children. We encourage our families to subscribe to the Axis newsletter or check back here weekly for the latest edition.