They were expected to win gold. But, in 2008, both the American men’s and women’s 4 x 100-meter relay teams dropped their batons and went home empty-handed. Imagine – four years of grueling training and sacrifice down the drain because of a failed hand-off.
Transitions are difficult to navigate. But, sometimes more is at stake than even an Olympic medal. According to a new study, good transitions are key to keeping young adults in the church.
The study called, “Hemorrhaging Faith,” involved about two-thousand Canadian young adults and found that only one in four respondents raised in evangelical traditions attend church weekly. Among those raised in Catholic and mainline traditions, the results were even more bleak: a mere one in 10 weekly attend church. Interestingly, though, most of these young people say they dropped out of church during a time of transition. And contrary to conventional wisdom, more of them dropped out between their elementary and high school years than between high school and their early 20s.
Liberty University has placed Jerry Falwell, Jr., on indefinite leave of absence from his roles as president and chancellor of the university,