5 Tips for Engaging Youth Volunteers

“[The world’s hope] is to rely on youth . . . not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease.” — U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy

Today, there are many youth who want to make a difference and serve their community, yet are often overlooked as possible resources in volunteer mobilization. Here are 5 Tips for Engaging Youth Volunteers via VolunteerMatch.org.

CNN: American teenagers embracing “mutant” Christianity

Interesting CNN article on how American teenagers are embracing “moralistic therapeutic deism.” Translation: a watered-down faith that portrays God as a “divine therapist” whose chief goal is to boost people’s self-esteem.

Kenda Creasy Dean, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and the author of “Almost Christian,” argues that many parents and pastors are unwittingly passing on a self-serving strain of “mutant” Christianity.