Youth/Young Adult

Why modern feminism rings hollow with this independent woman

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in State of the nation, Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

Why modern feminism rings hollow with this independent woman

As a teenager I had a magazine tear-out hanging in my room of a woman in military attire with a smoldering look, the caption reading “What if history had been herstory?” I declared that one day I’d walk down the aisle to the song “You don’t own me” – I was more serious than kidding. In our house, both my parents encouraged us to explore literature and films outside of pop fads and boy-craziness, and my attorney father challenged me to think analytically and stare down to the depths of any argument to see the root of what was being brought to the...

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Science and Earth’s Origins

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Friday Feature, Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

Science and Earth’s Origins

The following blog was written by Glenn Walker, Executive Director of On Beyond Sunday School. Glenn, a former physics teacher, has degrees in both mathematics and physics, including advanced degrees in both statistics and divinity The Broad Voice of Science To hear the modern voice of science today, you might walk away thinking that the science community speaks with a single voice. Yet the science community is not as united as its more vocal spokesmen, premier among them Richard Dawkins, would have you think. Dr. Dawkins went as far as to say, “Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable...

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What they’re saying about College Bound: A Pursuit of Freedom

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Spiritual Growth, Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

What they’re saying about College Bound: A Pursuit of Freedom

Just in time for graduation, my first book College Bound: A Pursuit of Freedom is in its second edition. Revised and updated, this edition features a new cover design, as well as some minor edits related to cultural changes in the last five years since it was first written. I continue to get great feedback about the impact this book is having on young people, as well as their parents. Here are what a few have said: “I wish I could have had this book seven years ago when my daughter went off to college! It opened my eyes to so much of what was happening with her, but at the time, I...

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The Roots of Peer Pressure

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Youth/Young Adult | 2 comments

The Roots of Peer Pressure

The following are my teaching notes from Dickinson College, where I spoke earlier this month on the topic of peer pressure: It is wonderful to be back here at Dickinson. You know, I still dream sometimes that I’m a Dickinson student. And it’s always a variation of the same dream. It’s senior year, and we have only a day or two before graduation – the campus is clearing out – and I have no idea what I’m going to do with the rest of my life. If you were to describe the culture of Dickinson College, what words would you use? (Student Responses: Parties.Pursuit...

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A Taste of New Wine is now available!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

A Taste of New Wine is now available!

My latest book, A Taste of New Wine, is now available in both paperback and on kindle. Click here to take a sneak peek at the contents! Here is the summary from the back: Vera lives on a beautiful old farm near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. However, a successful job and her pursuit of personal harmony are not enough to placate the restlessness that’s been haunting her. Nor can she fully unravel herself from the ramifications of her parents’ divorce that took place over a decade ago. As she wrestles internally with both conventional culture and a dead-end relationship with her...

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The Best College Prep

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in prayer, Youth/Young Adult | 0 comments

The Best College Prep

It’s that time of year again – exciting and nerve-wracking and monumental. College is starting, and hundreds of thousands of freshmen across the nation will be settling into campus life within the next several weeks. As our young people prepare to embark on this new season of life, and shopping for supplies and dorm décor commences full swing, may we remember the most important preparations for college that we can still give them. If you are involved in the life of a young person starting out in any kind of post-secondary education, have you covered them in prayer for what they’re...

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What advice would you give to yourself as a young person?

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Latest News, Youth/Young Adult | 4 comments

What advice would you give to yourself as a young person?

At a youth retreat this past weekend at which I spoke, I was asked what are the three things I’d say if I could go back and counsel myself as a teenager or young adult. After some thought, these were my top three, in descending order of importance: #3 Enjoy this season of life – it might feel at times like you’ll be single forever. But it’s only for a season. And when you’re married, at times it might feel like you’ve been married forever! There are certain things that will only be available to you in this way now: a certain level of freedom, of time, of independence from...

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