May 21, 2019

Some Young People Staying to Lead, Serve Church

Not all young people are leaving the Catholic Church. Nor are those who stay uniformly conservative, traditionalist, or doctrinally dogmatic. Those realities make few headlines, pushed […]
May 14, 2019

Design Thinking Can Help Churches Serve Young People

By D. Dale WalkerSecond of two parts One of the defining characteristics of the American church is its entrepreneurial spirit. Innovations like Methodism and Mormonism took […]
May 7, 2019

Design Thinking May Be Just the Tool Churches Need

By D. Dale WalkerFirst of two parts How can churches engage young people meaningfully, keeping them active and growing in faith? Helpful ways of answering this […]
March 19, 2019

Undocked Scooters May Be Telling Us Something

By Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp If you live in or visit any major city, you will find the new phenomenon of motorized scooters zipping along the streets. […]
March 12, 2019

The Ministry of Two Chairs and a Listening Heart

A nonprofit in San Francisco has found an interesting facilities model for its efforts to nurture human connection and build community. Two chairs and a city […]
March 5, 2019

Get Out of the Church

Churches, Like Libraries, Need to Take Services to Teens Churches and libraries have a few things in common. Both are traditional institutions serving a local community. […]
September 11, 2018

This Dinner Party Nourishes Lives after Loss

Life has its pivotal moments: birth, coming-of-age, marriage, death. Traditionally people have marked such moments with family, friends, and for many, a faith community. In recent […]
August 14, 2018

Nuns and Nones: Conversation at Intersection of Contemporary Religious, Secular Life

This blog post is the third of three that Saint Mary’s Press Research is reprinting by Katie Gordon on the subject of “Nones.” It originally posted on […]
August 7, 2018

The Rise of the “Nones” Part 2: Rethinking Religious Communities

This blog post is the second of three that Saint Mary’s Press Research will reprint by Katie Gordon on the subject of “Nones.” It originally appeared […]

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