I have begun reading Christian Smith and Patricia Snell’s study of “emerging adults”, those in the 18-23 age group, titled Souls in Transition. It is an extremely thorough study and already considered a must read for those who work with young people. I plan to spend many posts here working through this book and trying to figure out what it means for campus ministry specifically but also for church ministry in general as these emerging adults are the ones who are the future of Christianity in America. I have finished the first chapter and am already challenged. It is going to be a good read and perhaps even some dialogue with those of you who work with this age group.