Churches Turning to a Ministry of ‘Fear’

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The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)

“Fear Factor”-style youth ministry events, in which teens are challenged to consume stomach-churning items or perform gross, messy activities, are one of the hottest draws to mostly evangelical churches interested in attracting youth and providing an alternative to pop culture and traditional worship. While some youth and adults find the contests entertaining, others question their safety and their point. April 2,