The National Study of Youth and Religion has shown that teenagers highly devoted to faith have families and churches that provide support. Specifically, this support reinforces four cultural tools that set young people firmly in their religious tradition (Almost Christian, 49): 1. They confess their tradition's creed, or God story. 2. They belong to a … Continue reading Almost Christian 3 – Mormon Envy
The last few days Penn State Berks has been host to the "Mandala Sand Painting Exhibition" by Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery. I did not see a write up about it on the PSU Berks site, but you can check out the monks' site here. I heard a lot of students saying how … Continue reading Tibetan Monks visit PSU Berks!
THON! I danced in THON in 2002 and it was awesome. Adam, a PSU alum, can tell you what THON is. I wish I had written that! My prayers are with all the dancers this weekend! WE ARE... Newsweek had a recent article on the Bible and sex. Get Religion demonstrates what a mess this … Continue reading Recent Reads
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting a guy who does campus ministry at the University of Delaware (Blue Hens for Christ). One thing we briefly talked about was how we do "membership" in our campus ministries. When does someone become a member of the Christian community on campus as opposed to just showing … Continue reading Almost Christian 2 – The Cult of Nice
I realize I may lose a lot of the goodwill I receive on my birthday with this post, but oh well. For the record, this post is all in good fun. To start, I am a lifelong Philadelphia fan. I can't say I never had a wandering onto a bandwagon in my younger days while … Continue reading The Steelers are the Yankees (and why you should cheer for Green Bay on Sunday)