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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November 17, 2015
Comments Off on Religious ‘nones’ are not only growing, they’re becoming more secular, by Michael Lipka
June 29, 2015
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
June 25, 2015
Comments Off on Game of Loans: Democratic Support for Debt-Free College Growing, by Michael Stafford
“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.
November 29, 2014
Comments Off on The Cross and the Molotov Cocktail, by Christena Cleveland, PhD
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?
November 17, 2014
Comments Off on Becoming Matthew McConaughey: INTERSTELLAR Reflections on Fatherhood, by Aaron Niequist
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?
October 22, 2014
Comments Off on Five Trends Among the Unchurched, by David Kinnaman
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.
October 9, 2014
Comments Off on Is the Internet Killing Christianity? by Christian Piatt
Do we deserve the obsolescence toward which we are so steadily headed?
October 7, 2014
Comments Off on Welcome to College (Where Religious Freedom Goes to Die?)
Why are colleges and universities — places of higher learning supposedly committed to the free exchange of ideas and beliefs — withdrawing recognition from these groups?
September 30, 2014
Comments Off on As For Me and My House (We Will Break Your Arms), by Ginger M
My initial neurotic thought was, “Is this a test to see if we really are a Christian family worthy of their house?”
September 28, 2014
Comments Off on 5 Ways Churches Can Better Connect with Millennials, by David Kinnaman
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.
September 27, 2014
Comments Off on The Great Scythe Hanging Over the Head of the Church, by Ashley Ariel
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.
March 31, 2014
Comments Off on Why Helping Millennials Develop as Leaders Requires a New Mindset, by Adam Vaccaro
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.
Surfing Secularism: Why Fighting the Rest of the World is a Losing Strategy for Churches, by Dave Schmelzer
March 27, 2014
Comments Off on Surfing Secularism: Why Fighting the Rest of the World is a Losing Strategy for Churches, by Dave Schmelzer
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.
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
Comments Off on An Era of Neglect: How public colleges were crowded out, beaten up, and failed to fight back, by Karin Fischer and Jack Stripling
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.
Authenticity in an Age of Spiritual Fact-checking: How Technology is Changing Millennial Faith, by David Kinnaman
November 23, 2013
Comments Off on Authenticity in an Age of Spiritual Fact-checking: How Technology is Changing Millennial Faith, by David Kinnaman
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 […]