Exploring the Role of Media in Religious Identity-construction Among Teens

Article by Lynn Schofield Clark

In my dissertation research on U.S. teens and religious identity, I explored two interrelated questions: what do teens mean when they say they are religious (or not religious)? And how do these identifications relate to their experiences with the visual media? To uncover answers to these questions, I interviewed over 100 members of families with …

Gen X Revisited

Article by Lauren Winner

A statistic: only about 30 percent of people born between 1964 and 1978 — that is, 30 percent of so-called Gen Xers — belong to a church. Ubiquitous media reports say that’s not because we aren’t spiritually inclined. We are. We’re seekers. We meditate. We go to Sufi dancing on Tuesday nights. We read books …