Book Review: You Lost Me
Book Review: You Lost Me

Title: You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith Author: David Kinnaman (from the Barna Group) Year: 2011 Thesis: The church emphasizes creating a large number of

Podcast review: God Complex Radio
Podcast review: God Complex Radio

Title: God Complex Radio Tagline: “If you’ve got a God complex, you’d better get over it.” Creators: Carol Howard Merritt, Derrick Weston, and Rob Dyer Genre: Interview Frequency: Every 1–2 weeks Availability: iTunes, RSS, Streaming Study Guides: Yes

Book Review: Souls in Transition
Book Review: Souls in Transition

Title:  Souls in Transition: The Religious & Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults Author: Christian Smith with Patricia Snell Year: 2009 Thesis: The main determining factor of how religiously-inclined a young adult is/will be

Book review: The Millennials
Book review: The Millennials

Title: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation Author: Thom S. Rainer & Jess W. Rainer Year: 2011 *** Thesis: This generation is highly relational, and wants to make a difference in the

Book review: Faith Formation 4.0
Book review: Faith Formation 4.0

Faith Formation 4.0 (Morehouse, 2013) is essential reading for contemporary church leadership. Much like a “build your own adventure,” the content is organized to encourage readers concerned about evangelization and/or faith

Book Review — Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them
Book Review — Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them

Title: Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them Author: Ed Stetzer, Richie Stanley, and Jason Hayes Year: 2009 Summary The church will attract more young

Ministry on the Beach…and in High School, too
Ministry on the Beach…and in High School, too

It is a spring day on the beach and I’m listening to the waves from the Gulf of Mexico as they arrive gently on the shore. I stand next to

Faith makes anything possible
Faith makes anything possible

Never have I clung so desperately to a cliché as I did to “faith makes anything possible” in the first week of my work at the Virginia Theological Seminary. In that

Teaching Songs to Children
Teaching Songs to Children

    Dr. Deborah Sousa, music teacher of the Episcopal School of Knoxville and choirmaster and organist of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Knoxville, shares these tips on teaching children

Music by Heart, Beginning Each Day: Episcopal elementary schools celebrate through daily worship
Music by Heart, Beginning Each Day: Episcopal elementary schools celebrate through daily worship

  Imagine two hundred children, all under the age of twelve, attending chapel at eight o’clock in the morning, actively participating in worship and even paying attention to the homily.