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  • FIRST-PERSON: Revisiting the Jesus Movement

    by Tony Lynn, posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 (5 days ago)

    Recalling the apprehension that the Jesus Movement faced, Tony Lynn yearns that a new generation of believers will be empowered "to be creative leaders who initiate fresh approaches to ministry." Read More

  • At Origins, millennials take stock of their lives

    by Karen Pearce, posted Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- An old cigar warehouse that has stood sentry over Greenville's Main Street for 150 years is now part of the emerging millennial mecca in this town of 70,000.

    The warehouse's rustic and historic atmosphere, paired with the newly polished wood floors and recessed lighting, make it the perfect place for the newest church plant in "the 29601" -- Greenville's downtown -- relaying the old, old story of the Gospel in a language understood by modern young professionals flocking to this South Carolina city. Read More

  • WEEK OF PRAYER: Family finds calling in 'young people's haven'

    by IMB staff, posted Friday, December 08, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    LONDON (BP) -- Shane Mikeska's missions calling and plane ticket didn't land him in London -- a tropical illness did. "It definitely wasn't part of our plan," he said. "My wife, Lindsay and I started out in Southeast Asia on an agricultural farm. We loved the people, and we loved the language. But long story short, I got sick."

    He needed to be in a place with a colder climate, and after much deliberation, it looked like England was the place. So the couple moved, and the difference was stark. It wasn't just the climate that was cold; Shane said the people seemed cold toward Christianity. And the pace of life in England's cities felt chaotic and hard to engage. Read More

  • ANALYSIS: Smartphone hazards and adolescents

    by R. Albert Mohler Jr., posted Monday, August 21, 2017 (one year ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Researcher Jean Twenge has written an article in the Atlantic that is rightfully getting a great deal of attention. She asked the question: "Have smartphones destroyed a generation?"

    The subhead in her article is this: "More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they're on the brink of a mental-health crisis." Read More

  • Millennial & bivocational: church's intentional DNA

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (one year ago)

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    BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- As both a crew member at Trader Joe's and a minister at Progression Church in Baton Rouge, La., Joe Handy essentially gets to pastor two locations -- his "Trader Joe's campus" and his "Progression Church campus."

    At Trader Joe's, a grocery store chain, Handy rubs shoulders with nearly 85 coworkers from a wide range of social, cultural, political and spiritual backgrounds, most of whom have little to no interest in visiting a church. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Reaching students -- in their own words

    by Shane Pruitt, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Who better to ask for ideas on reaching young people than young people themselves? So, Shane Pruitt asked, "What do adults need to know about your generation?" at student camps, young adult worship services and other gatherings during the past year. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The next great generation?

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, July 26, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Erich Bridges doesn't buy negative stereotypes of Millennials as aimless addicts to technology unable to form lasting relationships. Bridges, a missions writer for 30-plus years, has met countless 20-somethings whose determination to serve God is inspiring. "And they represent millions more," he writes. Read More

  • MOORE: Let's stop millennial bashing

    by Russell Moore, posted Monday, March 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Are millennials lazy, selfish and entitled? Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, shares his observations. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Hopeful for millennials

    by Shane Pruitt, posted Tuesday, January 26, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Shane Pruitt, director of missions for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, describes various characteristics of his millennial generation. Although there are differences between 17- and 34-year-olds, "there are some common views that come to the surface in most millennials no matter their age," Pruitt writes. Read More

  • Opportunity, authenticity draw people, panels say

    by Bonnie Pritchett, posted Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- With more than half the world's population believed to be living in urban areas, the International Mission Board addressed how it is looking to combine the evangelistic efforts of its full-time missionaries with students, retirees and businessmen who can most seamlessly relocate to foreign cities.

    During a 20-minute segment on the Cooperative Program stage in the exhibits area at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, IMB President David Platt and executive vice president Sebastian Traeger provided information on the IMB's "cities strategy." Read More