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”

Not Being Distracted

Can You Hear Me? The master of ceremony bragged on the elementary-aged award recipients: their concern for the environment, their vision of a recycling program, their stamina to make the vision a reality. He called their names. Wild applause, some standing, pictures flashing. But only one recipient appeared. When the emcee repeated the second name,Continue reading “Not Being Distracted”

Socializing

What kind of adult?By Nathan Day WilsonPublished: Friday, June 12, 2009 7:13 AM US/easternA woman who attends First Christian Church recently scheduled counseling with me. She wanted to discuss her teenager and seek suggestions. You’ve probably seen the scenario she described: Her teenager can text with phone in pocket, keep up with friends on FacebookContinue reading “Socializing”

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”

Young Adults Online

A new study from the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation suggests that young adults are developing important social and technical skills while online, and online, and online. The study was conducted over 3 years, utilized 28 researchers, interviewed more than 800 young people and logged over 5,000 hours of online observation. What doContinue reading “Young Adults Online”