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Stop worrying about Millennials

Everyone is buzzing over the new Pew Research study that suggests Millennials are continuing to leave Christianity for the ranks of the “nones” (the religiously unaffiliated). A closer look at the data shows the bulk of the slide has occurred within Mainline Christian denominations and Catholicism, with Evangelical Protestants essentially holding the fort. While the bulk of the study didn’t isolate Millennials, its implications aim toward them. This means of course, the obligatory freak-out among some Christians who are afraid we are losing the next generation.

Here are some brief thoughts of my own.

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Inviting young adults to be leaders

By Michael J. O’Loughlin RELIGION NEWS SERVICE — Over at Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership, I write about the need to include young adults in positions of leadership in faith communities. From the essay: Nowhere is the church’s “maturity” more evident than in communities of women religious, the Catholic nuns who are responsible for […]

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Groundbreaking ‘surprise church’ targeting millennials set to open in 2014

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. /Christian Newswire/ — Matt Anderson, Lutheran Pastor, expert on American history and politics, and author of Running Mate, is planning a “surprise church.” Gallop shows that millennials (young adults born after 1981) are less likely to attend church or have a religious affiliation, and yet they’re more likely to pray daily. On […]

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