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Religious ‘nones’ are not only growing, they’re becoming more secular, by Michael Lipka

November 17, 2015

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Religiously unaffiliated Americans are younger, on average, than the general public to begin with, and the youngest adults in the group – that is, those who have entered adulthood in the last several years – are even less religious than “nones” overall.

Religiously unaffiliated Americans are younger, on average, than the general public to begin with, and the youngest adults in the group – that is, those who have entered adulthood in the last several years – are even less religious than “nones” overall.

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Despite Stigma: Research Points to Maturity of “Boomerang” Millennials, by Corey Magstadt

June 29, 2015

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Think “boomerang” kids are less mature than their peers? Think again. “The negativity surrounding popular views of intergenerational co-residence casts a pall on what can be (and usually is) a rewarding experience.” -Alicia Patterson, PhD

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Game of Loans: Democratic Support for Debt-Free College Growing, by Michael Stafford

June 25, 2015

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“It’s potentially a really far-reaching, dramatic reshuffling of higher education,” said Terry Hartle, senior vice president for government relations and public affairs at the American Council on Education.

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The Cross and the Molotov Cocktail, by Christena Cleveland, PhD

November 29, 2014

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It’s relatively easy to see the suffering Christ in black men who are already dead and aren’t threatening to hurt anyone. But can you see the suffering Christ in violent responses to injustice? Can you see the cross in the Molotov cocktail?

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Becoming Matthew McConaughey: INTERSTELLAR Reflections on Fatherhood, by Aaron Niequist

November 17, 2014

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While he was off trying to save the world, Cooper’s kids had to grow up without a father. It didn’t matter that he loved them…because he wasn’t there to show them. Will we make the same choice for a less noble reason?

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Five Trends Among the Unchurched, by David Kinnaman

October 22, 2014

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While barely half of the unchurched surveyed could name a single favorable impact of the Christian community in America, nearly three-fifths could identify a negative one.

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Is the Internet Killing Christianity? by Christian Piatt

October 9, 2014

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Do we deserve the obsolescence toward which we are so steadily headed?

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Welcome to College (Where Religious Freedom Goes to Die?)

October 7, 2014

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Why are colleges and universities — places of higher learning supposedly committed to the free exchange of ideas and beliefs — withdrawing recognition from these groups?

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As For Me and My House (We Will Break Your Arms), by Ginger M

September 30, 2014

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My initial neurotic thought was, “Is this a test to see if we really are a Christian family worthy of their house?”

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5 Ways Churches Can Better Connect with Millennials, by David Kinnaman

September 28, 2014

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College students and ‘twentysomethings’ who stay connected to a local church are twice as likely to have had a close personal friendship with an adult inside the church.

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The Great Scythe Hanging Over the Head of the Church, by Ashley Ariel

September 27, 2014

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These doubts and desperate graspings have snowballed into a certain terrible urgency ready to sweep away an entire generation into nihilistic despair. Utterly convinced that this world, this church and this God simply cannot be moved to care.

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Why Helping Millennials Develop as Leaders Requires a New Mindset, by Adam Vaccaro

March 31, 2014

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Organizations need to shift the mindset of what a good manager does away from hitting those departmental goals–which rely on what he calls talent consumption–to graduating employees into better positions–or talent production.

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Surfing Secularism: Why Fighting the Rest of the World is a Losing Strategy for Churches, by Dave Schmelzer

March 27, 2014

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Christians have been negotiating the relationship between churches and the wider, secular culture ever since there was a discernible “secular culture.” What’s new is how many young evangelical church leaders are learning to surf, rather than draw lines against, secular culture.

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An Era of Neglect: How public colleges were crowded out, beaten up, and failed to fight back, by Karin Fischer and Jack Stripling

March 3, 2014

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The story of public higher education’s transition from a key national priority to an increasingly neglected special interest cannot be laid at the feet of any one individual or ideology. We did this to ourselves and the longterm consequences could be devastating.

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Authenticity in an Age of Spiritual Fact-checking: How Technology is Changing Millennial Faith, by David Kinnaman

November 23, 2013

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What happens when the unique spiritual characteristics and technological trends among Millennials collide? The latest study from Barna Group explores just that. In an era of radical transparency, Millennials have a heightened sensitivity for artificiality and false promotion. Any leader or organization who wants to engage the next generation—whether from the pulpit or the classroom—needs […]

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