Survey: High School Seniors 'Graduating from God'
By Lillian Kwon
Christian Post Reporter
Thu, Aug. 10 2006
Thousands of Jesus-following students who graduated from high school this summer will be claiming independent lives as they enter the big college campus in the fall. A new research study, however, is indicating the majority of those students will also be "graduating from God" upon entering college.
Fuller Theological Seminary's Center for Youth and Family Ministry launched a three-year longitudinal study, surveying Christian students and their life transition into college and what provides for a better transition especially when it comes to faith. The milestone study is set to confirm the large number of students that youth workers say are leaving the church.
Denominations and youth workers have estimated that between 65 percent and 94 percent of their high school students stop attending church after they graduate. But no broad, multi-denominational, research-based calculation has confirmed any number. the rest
Author Examines Why Christians Lose Faith After High School
"Why do so many Christians apparently lose their faith after high school?" There are two main reasons, writes Bayard Taylor in "Blah Blah Blah," his foray into what he calls the "worldview zoo." The first reason is "beer, peers, and fear" – the culture of hedonism that prevails on most campuses.the rest