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Failing Our Youth: A Call To Religious Liberals

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michael Dowd

The mere hour or so that churches have with children and teens on a weekly basis -- and unburdened by any need to drill and test -- is too precious to waste on merely religious education.

How LGBT Summer Camps Shaped My Faith

Nicole Greer | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Nicole Greer

Not only did the camps allow attendees to feel safe being themselves, I found the environment to be a reaffirming sanctuary.

Four Reasons I Came Back To Church

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I left the church as a teenager on less than good terms. My youth leader threw a Bible at me for persisting with my questions. Fortunately, I found a new community that represented something different.

Teens Leave Churches Seen As Judgmental, Unfriendly

Posted 12.09.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Why do young Christians leave the church? New research by the Barna Group finds they view church...

Why Young Adults Are Walking Away From Church

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Call it cynical, iconoclastic or even destructive to the fabric of society, but placing humanity above ideals seems the only hope we have for living out Christ's call to love one another as ourselves.

Calling A New Generation of Prophets: Any Takers?

Paul N. Markham, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Paul N. Markham, Ph.D.

We need a reawakening that focuses attention away from the differences that keep our nation divided and away from the individualist "anything goes" values of a celebrity consumerist culture.

I Have Seen The Future Of Preaching, And It's A Beautiful Thing

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

Over these three days I sensed the Spirit of God at work powerfully in these young lives. You will be hearing from many of them in the years ahead.

Does Sunday School Have A Future?

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sheldon C. Good

As we struggle together in conversations and broader understandings of spiritual formation, we'll ultimately learn more about how to love each other, our neighbors and God. And that's what Sunday school is all about.

Going Nuclear: Young Christians Redefine Evangelical Politics

Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

Political divisions based on the left-right seating plan of human legislatures never did lend itself to good cartography for the kingdom of God.