Youth

Gen Z wants to spread Gospel by example and understand others, study says

"...according to a new Barna Research study in conjunction with Alpha USA....More than half of Gen Z Christians, 53 percent, have a very positive view of letting the way they live be the primary witness of their faith to non-Christians, compared to 40 percent who have a very positive view of sharing their faith by testimony" - BPNews

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Generational Humility, the Queen of Virtues for Both the Old and the Young

"The fact that there is a 'generation gap' within biblical fundamentalism should not be a surprise to anyone. This is what generations do: gap. The main issue is to determine the best way to bridge the gap. Humility must be exhibited by both the 'younger' as well as the 'older'" - P&D

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The Most Pivotal Age to Keep Young Adults in Church

"After their sweet sixteenth birthday 73% of eventual church dropouts attend regularly, compared to 79% of those who stayed in church. By 17, the divide grows (64% of dropouts are attending versus 78% on non-dropouts). At 18, less than half of those who drop out are regularly attending (48%)" - Lifeway

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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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