June 25, 2019

Is Our Worship Beautiful?

Google “most beautiful places of worship” and you’ll get some stunning examples of architecture, from churches to temples to mosques. But what makes a place of […]
June 7, 2019

Journalist Explores Future of Religion in America

What’s the future of religion in America? Award-winning journalist Ray Suarez explored that question in an address to the Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul Annual […]
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 […]
April 16, 2019

Speaking from the Deep Well of One’s Being

By Ellen B. Koneck When I first read Going, Going, Gone: The Dynamics of Disaffiliation Among Young Catholics in the fall of 2017, the detail that […]
February 26, 2019

Teenage Religiousness in Finland Sounds Familiar

“What do we know about teenagers’ religiousness?” That question is explored in a study conducted in Finland and reported in the international journal Education Inquiry (Sept. […]
February 19, 2019

Are Religious ‘Brands’ Tuned In, Credible?

What’s the difference between creating an attractive and engaging religious community and marketing? I am asking myself that as I read The Gen Z Frequency: How […]
November 19, 2018

Disaffiliation Does Not Equal Indifference: For Many, Belief Still Matters

“Omg. I’m in the market for a Bible. Yes. A Bible. I have not had a Bible in many, many years but I’m trying to get […]
November 6, 2018

Let’s Make It Easier to Talk About God

Forty years ago, I spent a year teaching English at a Benedictine girl’s high school in the city of Muroran, on the northern island of Hokkaido, […]
October 16, 2018

Unlearning, Unknowing, Compassion and the Religious Quest

Two articles that crossed my desk recently brought to mind the religious and spiritual egalitarianism that typifies many young adults today. I was reminded that to […]

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