Big News! I’m editing a book on faith & college

Here’s some pretty fun news to share: I’m editing a book on wrestling with faith and college! Yes…a real book, full of young adults’ stories, edited by me, and published by the Alban Institute. I’d love your help in getting the word out that I’m accepted essays. Please share this post with your young-reflective-writer-type-friends-and-relations, or better yet, share this page describing the Call for Submissions.

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God Made Me An Introvert…So Tweet Me?

Why, at a big party with all my friends, do I stand in a corner speaking quietly to one person? Why do I prefer deeper, more meaningful conversations? Why do I look forward to weekends when I can simply be quiet, read the Times, and see a movie by myself?

Hi. I’m Adam. I’m an introvert.

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Jeff Foels on #SALIC13: What it wasn’t, what it was, what I heard, what’s next

Last week, a small group of Presbyterians from across the denomination gathered in Baltimore for the Six Agency Leadership Initiative Consultation (SALIC). Here’s what happened and why it matters.

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Is Seminary for Slackers?

In a recent private forum I heard, “Graduate theological education should be reserved for the very best. Seminaries, on the other hand, should have room for everyone.” Is that true?

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Free muffin, free coffee…but, just one question first

“Free muffin?” we asked. “Who wants coffee?” There was just one catch. Students had to answer a question. “How do you want to live your life?” We weren’t just getting rid of mistakenly-ordered food and drinks, we were a mobile vocation reflection unit.

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Report from the Association for Theological Field Education Consultation

Greetings from Williamsburg, Virginia, across the street from the campus of William and Mary, and this year’s home of the biennial consultation of the Association for Theological Field Education (ATFE). ATFE is the professional association for those at colleges, universities, and seminaries who coordinate students’ field ed — or, by other names, “practica,” “internships,” “placements,” […]

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An Atheist, a CNN iReport, and a Scary Proposition

My fear is not that parents will raise their children without God, but that they will raise them without the skills to address faith, religion, and diverse culture.

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The Remarkable College Conference at Montreat

What’s better than 1,000+ college students attending a mainline church conference on their Christmas break and loving every minute of it? Maybe the Twins winning a World Series, but not much else. With my good friend, Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman, I am Co-Directing the next College Conference at the Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina! […]

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Three Good Books

I finished off 2012 by reading three good novels (thank God for vacations) all of which I commend to you. Though I didn’t plan it, they all take up the theme of growing up, or maturing in some way, which seems most appropriate at the turn of the year. Richard Ford’s Canada (2012) tells the story […]

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