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Honors lecture explores spiritual lives of emerging adults

Friday, March 1, 2013
  • Sam Baker, Ed.D., delivered the Corban University Honors Lecture on Feb. 20

 

On Feb. 20, Sam Baker, Ed.D., an associate professor of student and family ministries at Corban, delivered a lecture exploring the religious views of emerging adults throughout the nation.

“Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: The Default Worldview of Emerging Adults” was based on the 2002 – 2009 National Study of Youth and Religion.

“We looked 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?”

Baker hopes the lecture encouraged critical thought and analysis when considering the overall spiritual lives of American college-aged students.