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Christian Smith on the Faith of Young People

Focusing on the work of Christian Smith and Patricia Snell, Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults, Smith discusses the remarkable continuity in young people's teenage... read more >

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Deech Kirk on Training Youth Ministers

As Executive Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Training, Dietrich "Deech" Kirk offers a unique perspective on the theological issues that come to the surface in doing youth ministry... read more >

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Walter Crouch on the Appalachia Service Project

Hear how the Appalachia Service Project brings 16,000 volunteers — mostly high school students — from 32 states annually to convert and upgrade substandard housing in central Appalachia. In the... read more >

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Tools For Religious Educators

Effective teaching of theological concepts, values and perspectives, and helpful use of contemporary media tools can be challenging. To help new teachers and others involved in communicating religious material in... read more >

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Preventing Child Abuse in Church

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It offers an opportunity for communities of faith to focus attention on the ongoing legal and moral crime of diminishing and harming children. However,... read more >

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Reaching Your Community Online

In his 2015 book, "The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World," Keith Anderson notes that the church of the future will be less an institution and more a... read more >

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Increase Young Adult Participation in Your Faith Community

At a time when a growing number of young adults aged 18 to 34 are not connected with any religion, some congregations buck the trend. Research indicates that young adults are... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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