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  • Digital Disciples

    Twenty-six teenagers dillydally on smartphones, sending instant messages, scrolling through news feeds, liking statuses and posting updates on social media […]

  • Reflections on the Feast of the Holy Innocents

    Alaina Kleinbeck is the director of the Duke Youth Academy. The senseless death of children has dampened many Christmas celebrations […]

  • Just wait: Adolescence and Advent

    Andy Root is the Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. “Waiting […]

  • Application FAQs

    How do recommenders submit their letters? Recommenders don’t need to write a letter. You should talk to you recommenders before […]

  • When youth lead our worship

    Alaina Kleinbeck is the director of the Duke Youth Academy. I recently bought a “fixer-upper” house, but it is actually […]

  • DYA is important to the local church

    Kyle Childress is the pastor of Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas. Being a small church our youth groups […]

  • Empower youth to do theology

    Dr. Jeff Kaster is the director of the Youth in Theology and Ministry (YTM) Summer Institute at Saint John’s University […]

  • Empowering youth for change

    Dr.Elizabeth Corrie is the director of Youth Theology Initiative (YTI) at Candler School of Theology. YTI is a member of […]



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