In our increasingly secular world, is there a role for spirituality and faith? More and more young people do not identify with a particular faith tradition, denomination, or religion, preferring the descriptor Spiritual but not religious; or more solidly agnostic or atheist. As people who belong to churches and faith communities, this should raise questions for us about how we go about connecting with children, youth, and young adults.
Rev. Matthias Peterson-Brandt served for five years at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, in Koreatown and is currently serving as the pastor for campus engagement at United University Church, at USC.
SA: Keola Whittaker