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WEEK OF PRAYER: Family finds calling in 'young people's haven'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 adolescentsLOUISVILLE, 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 DNABATON 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
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?
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
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
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 sayCOLUMBUS, 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
Pro-life groups work to keep millennials involved
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Polls and surveys indicate millennials hold stronger pro-life stances than previous generations at their age. But as these young adults graduate from college, many drift away from pro-life action. It's a trend pro-life groups are attempting to reverse. Read More
Looming senior adult revolution to impact nationNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Something is happening that you may not have noticed. If you have noticed it, you may not fully appreciate its significance. It will affect you. It will affect your church. It will affect the whole nation.
What's happening is a senior adult revolution. Read More