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Busting the Myth: Youth group, mission trips are best ways to form faith

This blog series explores the truth about widely held myths about youth and young adults and their religious practices based on the findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion as presented in Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual…

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Busting the Myth: They’ll Come Back (to church)

This blog series explores the truth about widely held myths about youth and young adults and their religious practices based on the findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion as presented in Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual…

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Busting the Myth: You can have faith ‘on your own’

This blog series will explore the truth about widely held myths about youth and young adults and their religious practices based on the findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion as presented in Souls in Transition: The Religious and…

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Teaching Faith?

In this month’s issue of Yoga Journal magazine, several articles discussed the importance of practicing yoga with your children. The cover story, entitled “Teach your Children Well,” by Shannon Sexton describes how parents should do their yoga practice out in the…

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Innovating Tradition

In mid-May (and again this August) I had the privilege of joining 15 ministry colleagues for the Foundations of Christian Leadership Program through the Leadership Education program at Duke Divinity School. The gathering was wonderful and thought-provoking from beginning to end,…