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Reflection on Youth Ministry: Reaching the Present Age

Although the message of Christ is timeless and eternal, the church must continuously take the pulse of the culture in which it is placed in order to present the gospel... read more >

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Empowering Young Hispanics for Faith Leadership

Half of U.S. Catholics under the age of 30 are Latinos; less than 5 percent of Catholics who work with Latino youth are themselves Latino. Experience indicates that Catholic Latino... read more >

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Healthy Visions Produce Healthy Choices

During a five-day period, ninth-grade boys will explore what it means to be a man, why there is value in monogamous relationships, the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, how to... read more >

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Promoting Sticky Faith in Young Adults

Research indicates that 40 to 50 percent of youth drift from their faith after high school, for three primary reasons: (1) they have embraced a faith that is primarily about... read more >

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New Efforts at Catholic Youth Ministry

The Millennial generation is fully immersed in a postmodern world. Robert J. McCarty, executive director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, describes a six-year national initiative to reach... read more >

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Digital Media Give Churches a Longer Reach: Case Study

The Community of Hope AME Church targets the hip-hop generation by adapting its methods and tools to match its target: Traditional gospel hymns are sung to a “go-go” beat; the... read more >

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The Power of Mission Focus

When a college dropout told Deborah Bial that he would have stayed in college if he had his posse with him, inspiration hit. Bial initiated a program aimed at identifying... read more >

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Youth, Faith and Adults

Like youth, adults “need to be able to articulate the mystery of faith as they understand it,” says Kenda Creasy Dean, professor of youth, church and culture at Princeton Theological... read more >

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How Hollywood Embraces the Holy

The 2010 Academy Awards featured a bumper crop of 2009 films built around spiritual and religious themes. In 2007, a range of movies adapted comic book superheroes for the silver... read more >

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Practicing faith in Everyday Life: some spiritual tools to help

Insights Into Religion offers the following resources and tools for congregations to help their members learn to think theologically, develop patterns of worship and practice spiritual disciplines.

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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