Christian Youth: Learning and Living the Faith

Princeton Theological Seminary was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund a study that will "provide church leaders with strategies to help children connect with their religion."  This study of confirmation in five denominations - United Methodist, Presbyterian, Evangelical Lutheran, Episcopal and African Methodist Episcopal - will include two elements: : (1) a survey of youth and parents about their beliefs, and  (2) research that will involve visiting churches Read More …

Sermon: Growing Together

Sermon Text: Acts 2:42 Sermon Excerpt I grew up in the church.  More specifically, I was raised in the Presbyterian Church.  As a child, I knew that there was one big hurdle between where I was and the world my parents and other adults inhabited: confirmation. In order to become a member, I had to complete a lengthy educational experience led by a rather intimidating woman:  The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Pense.  It didn’t seem fair to me that she taught religion to university students Read More …