I've seen a bunch of news stories on a new Pew Research Center study that shows a decline in the percentage of Americans who identify as Christians as well as growth, especially among those born since 1980, of those who identify as non-religious. This group includes atheists, agnostics and those who may believe in God … Continue reading Another Day, Another Study Shows Shrinking Affiliation to Christianity
Working in campus ministry, the question of the best way to reach out to college students with the gospel is one that is often on my mind. What sort of activities and programs should we offer on campus? What types of questions are people asking? What is the best way to connect with skeptical students? … Continue reading There’s No Silver Bullet in Outreach and Evangelism
What do we make of this statement from David Kinnaman's book You Lost Me: "Teenagers are some of the most religiously active Americans. American twentysomethings are the least religiously active" (Kindle Location 246-248) I see it every year at Penn State Berks. Students who were heavily involved in their church youth group do not get … Continue reading Young Adults Who Wander from Faith (You Lost Me 1)
The Public Research Institute recently released their study titled "A Generation in Transition: Religion, Values and Politics among College-Aged Millennials" It is filled with interesting findings for campus ministers, or anyone who is connected with, college students. *They are generally independent but lean towards the Democratic party. *There is a move towards no affiliation with … Continue reading College-Aged Millennials – You Lost Me!