Young adults want change, not charity

Column: Today’s youth understand the true value of charity Published: Friday, December 3, 2010 8:13 AM US/easternFAITH MATTERSBY NATHAN DAY WILSONColumnist When it comes to giving money to charity, Americans are without equal. Every year, and especially during the holiday season, many of us donate money out of religious commitment or to take advantage ofContinue reading “Young adults want change, not charity”

Giving Youth Roots and Branches

The congregation I serve, First Christian Church, just celebrated a great weekend! On Saturday, we graduated 30 proud preschoolers, watched by their prouder families, from our Discovery Preschool. It was well organized, enjoyable and fun to see the soon-to-be kindergarteners celebrate what they have learned academically, socially and spiritually. On Sunday, we celebrated the graduationsContinue reading “Giving Youth Roots and Branches”

Prayers for times of recesssion

Earlier this week the Church of England published two new prayers: one to comfort those who lost their jobs in the financial crisis; and one for those who have seen colleagues laid off and are troubled by feelings of stress and even guilt about still being employed. The one for laid off workers, called “TheContinue reading “Prayers for times of recesssion”

Young Adult Book of the Year

Okay, this was written by a colleague. Do you agree? — Nathan “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer – Some of you may be groaning at this pick, saying to yourself: “I am so sick of everything Twilight, blah, blah, blah, and I HATED Breaking Dawn; it was terrible in every way, so why in theContinue reading “Young Adult Book of the Year”