Ask a Youth Pastor

Ask a Youth Pastor
A podcast by youth pastor Aaron Salvato, focusing on tackling real questions submitted by real students! Aaron answers questions, and is often joined by fellow youth pastors.

Authenticity, God’s Will, & Memorizing Scripture - With Ben Courson
Jun 26, 2019 • 13 min
What does true authenticity look like, how can we know God’s will, and how on earth does Ben Courson memorize so many bible verses!? All this and more on today’s episode of Ask a Youth Pastor.
Justin Asks: Do Pets Go To Heaven?
Jun 22, 2019 • 7 min
If a pet of a Christian dies… will we see that pet again in heaven? A question that… most Christian kids have asked at some point. Today on ask a youth pastor, I sit down with Youth Pastor Brian Higgins and youth leader Pete Silverman, as we answer a…
How Can We Deal With Loneliness? - With Ben Courson
Mar 1, 2019 • 11 min
Every single person at some point deals with loneliness, the feeling of being left out, unwanted, and alone. When these feelings come, how can we deal with them? Today on ask a youth pastor, I sit down with my friend Ben Courson to hear his thoughts on…
Maya - why did God choose Mary?
Nov 2, 2018 • 10 min
Why did God Choose Mary to be the mother of Jesus? Was it because she was a really good person? Why does God choose anyone?
Why does God still allow sin?
Oct 25, 2018 • 16 min
If God is Good, then why does He Allow Evil to happen? Why does sin still exist? Why doesn’t he just did rid of all the bad things in the world?Today on ask a youth pastor, we hear from a middle school student named Lily who has a deep question!
Do we ALL go to Heaven when we die? (With Brian Higgins)
Oct 8, 2018 • 15 min
The start of a 4 part series where I sit down with Brian Higgins (middle school pastor at Calvary Old Bridge) and some of his students! In this episode we talk about salvation, who gets to go to heaven (and why), and much more!
How Can I Move Past Mistakes?
Sep 28, 2018 • 11 min
Everyone makes mistakes, but how do we actually move past them?
What do I do if my friend is walking down the wrong path?
Sep 25, 2018 • 12 min
Many times our friends head in the wrong direction? What do we do? How can we speak truth in love?
Does Jesus give special treatment to spiritual people? (Dr. Tim Mackie)
Sep 19, 2018 • 32 min
Does Jesus only answer the prayers of people who are really spiritual? If He doesn’t answer your prayers does it mean you “just didn’t have enough faith?” In this episode, we look at a teaching by Dr. Tim Mackie from the Bible project and see how it helps…
What did Jesus actually look like?
Aug 1, 2018 • 8 min
Was Jesus white? Did he have kind eyes? Does He look how he does in the children’s Bible I read in the nursery at my non-denominational church? An important question.
Can God be near sin?
Aug 24, 2017 • 38 min
Special guest: Evan Wickham (by way of sermon audio.) In this episode we discuss a common misconception: the teaching that God can’t even stand the presence of sin, as well as dialogue with a skeptic.
The Big Bang Theory
Aug 9, 2017 • 11 min
If the Big Bang is to be believed, what does that mean for Christians and faith? Can you be a Christian and also believe the Big Bang is true?
Conflicts with parents! 👨🏻😩👩🏼
Aug 1, 2017 • 16 min
How do we deal with conflicts with our parents? In this episode my friend Chris Dufour helps me break down the best way to be a peacemaker in the home!
Pets, Dinosaurs, and Prodigals
Jul 31, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode I answer what the most important I’ve learned in youth ministry is, do pets go to heaven, a dumb question about dinosaurs and a question about how to get right with God!