Research
New research from Barna reveals growing concern about the moral condition of the nation, even as many American adults admit they are uncertain about how to determine right from wrong. So what do Americans believe? A majority of American adults across age group, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and political ideology expresses concern about the nation’s moral condition—eight in 10 overall (80%). The proportion is closer to nine in 10 among Elders (89%) and Boomers (87%), while about three-quarters of Gen-Xers (75%) and Millennials (74%) report concern. According to the data most Americans, and especially millennials, think that knowing what is right or wrong is a matter of personal experience.  
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Research, Themes of JTT
I have always been a bit hesitant to refer to anything as my “calling.” It seems like such a loaded word to use. This author, Jimmy, writes it better than I could with four simple realities about “calling.” It’s worth the read if you wonder about that for yourself, the way I have for myself.
4 things to remember when you’re not sure what you’re supposed to do with your life.
Source: So You Have No Idea What Your ‘Calling’ Is | RELEVANT Magazine
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Journey to the Table, Research, Themes of JTT
I have been fascinated recently by questions about things that identify us. For me, this is a pretty comprehensive list of the types of things I would answer when people ask me about myself. Particularly this week, this is a good reminder of whose I am.
Examining the many identities we take on and the only one that truly matters.
Source: 21 Things That Don’t Define You | RELEVANT Magazine
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Research
IMG_8913 This is an interesting article that discusses faith in a range of religious traditions. It is the fourth in a series that has previously looked at millennials that have left faith communities, and now is looking at some who stay.
I enjoyed that they looked at more than one faith tradition. People from a variety of traditions mention some of the same themes.
Source: Millennials keeping their faith – The Daily Universe
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There is one more test still to come for Journey to the Table the weekend of March 4th through 6th. We are already making some changes to the program based on what we have learned from the tests that we have already run, and will be putting the finishing touches on those after the last test. Then comes the really exciting part: the part where we get to offer Journey to the Table more widely. Beginning on March 17th, there will be a series of videos, training, and information becoming available to find out more about how you can start Journey to the Table where you are. This series will continue until July 8th when the first JTT event begins in Nashville at The Upper Room headquarters. I hope that you will join us along this part of the journey as we launch this new program.
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