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Honors lecture to explore spiritual lives of emerging adults

Friday, January 18, 2013
  • Sam Baker Ed.D., will be the speaker for the spring Honors Lecture on Feb. 20.

 

On Feb. 20, the public is invited to a free lecture at Corban University exploring the religious views of emerging adults throughout the nation.

The lecture by Sam Baker, Ed.D., an associate professor of student and family ministries at Corban, is based on the 2002 – 2009 “National Study of Youth and Religion.”

“We will look at what is considered the default ‘worldview’ of emerging adults today,” Baker said. “What does their religious outlook look like? How do they view God and eternal life? How do they look at the exclusivity of Christianity when compared to other world religions?”

The lecture will be interactive and Baker said he hopes to encourage critical thought and analysis when considering the overall spiritual lives of American college-aged students.

The lecture will be held in the Psalm Performing Arts Center at Corban’s Salem campus at 5000 Deer Park Dr. SE. in Salem. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. For more information about this lecture, e-mail Baker at sbaker@corban.edu.