Just Roots?: Reflecting on Faith with the Millennial Generation

Over a year ago, the editorial staff of Unbound, Presbyterians Today, and Horizons got together to think about how we could work together to lift up the lives, work, and ministry of young adults. Thus was the Young Adult Editorial Team (YAET) – and the idea for this joint issue of three publications – born! The articles in this issue were (with just a few exceptions!) developed, written, edited, and published by young adults, those who make up the “millennial” generation – those born between roughly 1980 and 2000. Walk with us as we explore issues of faith and justice particularly relevant to young adults and ask questions about our roots as people of faith: Who are we, where have we come from, in what are we “rooted,” and what new “routes” will our lives, our church, and our world take as the years go by?

Roots or Idols?

17 mins read

An Opening Editorial I’ve always struggled with the idea of roots. It’s not that I don’t appreciate where I’ve come from or


A Refugee in Skinny Jeans

15 mins read

I dropped out of college after a one-semester attempt at art school. This was not just because my soul had something of


Mutuality In Mission

12 mins read

Birth, Death, and Solidarity in the YAV Program Our Church’s approach to mission work has changed dramatically in recent decades – and


Uprooted By Force

15 mins read

Displacement and Eviction in Colombia “Isn’t it dangerous?” That’s the question people in the U.S. usually ask when they learn I live


Roots in the Present

5 mins read

Five years ago, I discovered the Young Adult Volunteer program and thought it would be a great way to transition from college


Faith Generation Samuel

9 mins read

Called to Live in Intentional Communities? Samuel was sleeping in the shrine away from home, being taught by the old priest Eli,


“I Wanna Be Rich”

13 mins read

The Kingdom of God and the Myth of the American Dream I am the son of first-generation, working-class Korean immigrants. My family