Youth

Too Young to Dunk? An Examination of Baptists and Baptismal Ages, 1700–1840

"With the help of William Buell Sprague’s Annals of the American Baptist Pulpit, I can examine the accounts of 45 baptisms from 1700 to 1840. Hopefully, this will provide useful insights into how children relate to the church and, perhaps more to the point, when they should be put forward for baptism." - 9 Marks

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Pew: How younger U.S. Jews are similar to – and different from – older U.S. Jews

"...young adults tend to be less religious than older adults, at least by conventional measures such as whether they believe in God and how often they attend worship services. Jewish Americans, who make up 2.4% of the U.S. adult population, are an exception: The youngest Jewish adults are just as religious as the oldest on some of these measures" - Pew

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Almost half of teens believe many religions may be true, Pew finds

"Among 13- to 17-year-old teenagers, 45 percent believe many religions may be true, far outpacing the 31 percent who believe only one religion is true, Pew said. A much smaller portion, 15 percent, believe there is little to no truth in any religion, and 8 percent believe no religion is true." - BPNews

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Leniency vs. mercy in Oregon’s juvenile justice system

"'When basic long-term needs are not being met—food, shelter, safety, nurturing, etc.—young people will begin to think only short-term,' Kelly said, adding that Christians 'need to advocate for a proportional response that balances society’s need for accountability with restoration, forgiveness, and most of all, genuine understanding.'" - WORLD

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Pew Survey: Evangelical Teens Differ from Other Christian Teens

"For example, in the area of belief, while almost all young Christians say they believe in God ...evangelicals stand out for their level of certainty. Seven-in-ten (71 percent) say they are absolutely certain that God exists. Far fewer mainline Protestants (49 percent) and Catholics (45 percent) say the same." - TGC

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U.S. Data Shows Increase In Youth Drug Use And Addiction

"One of the disturbing findings was that some 699,000 youth aged 12-17 have an addiction to marijuana in 2019 – representing 187,000 new youth with a Cannabis Use Disorder in 2019 versus 2018. Overall, more than 4.8 million people aged 12 or older reported Marijuana Use Disorder in 2019, up from 4.4 million in 2018." - MCDaily

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