You may have skimmed our lists of 30 things to do before you turn 30. See the complete list all at once and learn more about each item, with additional resources, links and photos. Read the rest of this entry »
Much like her hipster friends and fellow art majors, Kirsten Aho relied on Salvation Army stores for hand-me-downs: clothes, college furniture and craft supplies. But as a 23-year-old soldier in the Salvation Army, she has a much deeper, lifelong connection to the international church and charity organization. Read the rest of this entry »
Either coming out as atheists or living in church limbo, many adults in their 20s (dare I make another rock reference? YES.) are “losing their religion.”
Young adults are “the most spiritually independent and resistant age group,” and not-so-surprisingly, they’re more often sleeping in on Sunday mornings than going to church. Read the rest of this entry »
To-do lists, shopping lists, Christmas lists, people-I’ve-kissed lists—the list goes on. Books to read, places to visit, places I’ve been. People may accomplish little, or none, of the things on them, but the compulsion to create lists is reflected even on iTunes, where several pages of iPhone apps help people keep lists for just about anything. There’s a whole Craigslist, for just about anything we want—or want to get rid of—and I can’t think of many e-commerce sites that don’t have a wishlist option. In fact, I’ll guess that more than half of you reading this have an Amazon wishlist. There are even books on Amazon about lists!
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It’s 6:30 a.m. on a Sunday. The water’s cold enough to make your toes tingle. Not exactly prime time for beach-ing along Lake Michigan’s shore. But, as a part of a local church’s annual baptism, dozens of young people took a dip to proclaim their Christian faith. Read the rest of this entry »
Last Sunday more than 150 people marched on a detention center in Maywood, a suburb south of Chicago, to protest the treatment of incarcerated immigrants. The gathering reached across racial and linguistic boundaries, with just about every sentence translated into English or Spanish and leaders from African-American and Latino communities stepping up to the mic. The pre-march dialogue – which put all the whites, blacks and Latinos into mixed groups to swap stories – had the feel of a college community-building seminar. Read the rest of this entry »