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To Immunize or Not to Immunize: Some Ethical Issues

Whether or not to immunize children is both a medical and an ethical issue. Medically, concerns remain about whether some types of immunizations cause or contribute to neurological problems like... read more >

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Psalms Encourage Family Faith Formation

When all ages interact together with the Psalms, they develop a common language for life together with God. The power of the Psalms is that they can provide language children... read more >

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A Guide to Planning Worship with Teens

A range of research shows that when teens are given the opportunity to be involved in worship planning and leadership, several good things happen: their spiritual lives and faith commitments... read more >

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Getting the Young and Disconnected back to church

Recent research makes it clear that a growing percentage of young adults are not connected with any religious tradition or faith community even though America's young have a strong interest... read more >

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How Electronic Media are Changing Personal and Religious Identity

Perhaps the hardest concept for older Christians to grasp about younger people is that they do not "go between the church world and the Internet world. They just live in... read more >

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The Role of Service in Family Faith Formation

A key element in the building and forming of faith is service to others. The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis center that helps Indiana congregations meet their challenges and opportunities,... read more >

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Combating Jewish Disinterest in the Centerist Path

In 1971, about 41 percent of American Jews were part of the Conservative Judaism movement, a centerist path "deeply rooted in tradition, yet informed by modernity." However, a 2013 Pew... read more >

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Keeping youth involved is key to deepening their faith

The best spiritual leadership of teens comes from teens themselves. A great way to create a successful youth program is to put together a small team of teen leaders from... read more >

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Faith and the younger generation: what the scholars say

A significant body of books, edited volumes and articles by scholars working at the intersection of youth and religion has recently emerged, centering on the role of theology, spirituality and... read more >

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What youth leaders are saying about ministry

When youth leaders gather, they frequently share perspectives and compare notes on what they have learned about faith formation of young people. In an insightful article, Anne E. Streaty Wimberley,... read more >

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Meeting Information Needs: Amazon's Alexa and The Church of England

"Religion exists to answer the questions and supply the needs that couldn’t possibly be bought with money. But...

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a...

Caring for Creation

"Whether it is Wendell Berry, Michael Polan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Mondragon or...

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