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Emerging Adulthood

The Institute for Youth Ministry hosted two conferences on Emerging Adulthood in order to explore how the church might address the unique spiritual and religious needs of emerging adults. The lectures from each conference are being shared here in full and in shortened versions in our Youth, Church, and Culture podcast.

Jeffrey ArnettJeffrey Jensen Arnett is a research professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. His publications include, Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties.
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Lectures were delivered in 2009

Dr. Rodger NishiokaRodger Nishioka holds the Benton Family chair in Christian education at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.
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Lectures were delivered in 2009  

Christian Smith Podcast PicChristian Smith is The William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Sociology, director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame and author of Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults.
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Kara Powell Podcast PicKara Powell is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute, faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of numerous books and curriculum guides, including Essential Leadership.
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