Jobs, relationships, traveling adventures, and the like are all good reasons for twenty-somethings to pack it up and make a move. But I think it’s also important to invest in each place even as we pass through it. It takes courage to put down roots in what you know are only temporary homes, but I’ve learned personally the richness of living locally, and immersing yourself in the community God has no doubt intentionally placed you in.
I reflect on this tension in an article in RELEVANT today, The Great Escapism: Why this generation needs to learn how to stay put
On a different note, I was interviewed last week by the editor of B (of the Baltimore Sun paper) who was doing a piece on abstinence as a reemerging trend for young adults. She contacted myself and another former intern of a non-profit that gives abstinence presentations in the Baltimore school system, and asked some good and fair questions. The final piece was published today and I’ll be curious to hear what you think.
You can read it here: Virginity in Pop Culture: Why do we care who isn’t getting any?
Also, don’t miss these two blog series I’ve been enjoying for the past few weeks:
Preston Yancey’s “At the Lord’s Table,” a candid collection of voices affirming the beauty of the church
Ed Cyzewski’s “Women in Ministry” series, a redemptive conversation of the giftedness of women to serve
What are you reading and enjoying this week, whether online or in print?