Sydney School Chaplain Draws on Years of Experience to Help Youth Find Their Identity – Hope 103.2

Sydney School Chaplain Draws on Years of Experience to Help Youth Find Their Identity

School chaplain and author Chris Morphew said students will not find their "true self" in sexuality, success or social media.

Listen: School chaplain Chris Morphew tells Ben McEachen that Jesus solves identity issues for all, regardless of the era they live in

By Ben McEachenThursday 5 May 2022Hope MorningsFaithReading Time: 1 minute

Working out who you are and why you matter are questions we all confront.

When you are going through primary or high school, issues of identity can consume us. They also can explode and set up a lifetime of confusion or dissatisfaction.

School chaplain and author Chris Morphew wants to help young people find their identity.

His latest book, Who Am I and Why Do I Matter?, draws on years of experience with students at PLC in Croydon, Sydney.

He believes he has found the answers they seek, and the answers are not found in sexuality, success, beauty, academic prowess or sporting achievement. Or followers on social media.

Instead, Chris told Hope Mornings how identity issues are resolved through identifying the only one who has brought abundant life to our world – Jesus.

So how can the ancient figure of Jesus offer “the best answers” to modern identity problems when there is so much about growing up in 2022 that Jesus didn’t have to deal with?

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What has Jesus got to do with who we are and why we matter?

Listen to the full interview with school chaplain Chris Morphew in the player above.