Archives for Sep 26, 2011 @ 13:30

Southern Baptist Discussing a Name Change

From USAToday by Jonathan Merritt: A week ago, Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright told his organization’s executive committee in Nashville that he had appointed a task force to study a possible name change. Abandoning the 166-year-old identifier, he argued, would help the group thrive both in America and internationally. “First, the convention’s name is so regional,” [Read More…]

Generation Limbo

From The Atlantic, by Adam Clark Estes: New census data released Thursday casts a shadow over the long-term impact of the recession on America’s youth. During the last decade, the unemployment rate for young people spiked to the highest levels since World War II–only 55 percent of Americans aged 16 to 29 have jobs, a [Read More…]

What about Christian Schools? By Helen Lee

Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira, author of the newly released Grumble Hallelujah: Learning to You’re your Life Even When It Lets You Down, attended and graduated from Timothy Christian Schools in Elmhurst, Illinois—which is the same private Christian school she now sends her kids to as well as sits on the board of. After reading the results [Read More…]

You Lost Me 2

David Kinnaman has written what I suspect will be a much-discussed, perhaps much-debated, book about why it is that young adults are walking out the doors of the church. His book is called You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church…and Rethinking Faith. David’s previous book, called unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks [Read More…]