Church is Changing
1. Kenda Creasy Dean - Reclaiming Innovation in the Church
Nov 13, 2019 · 33 min
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In this episode we talk to Kenda Creasy Dean, Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary.

We talk about how her 2010 research on moral therapeutic deism relates to what we are seeing in the faith of young adults today. We look at innovation in church history, and how the church can reclaim social innovation as a part of our identity. 

Episode Transcript

Kenda's Book: Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church

Kenda's Consulting Group:

Jia Jiang's Ted Talk:

Jia Jiang's Book: Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection

Today's episode brought to you by the Church Development Office at the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Music from "Macarray Bay" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (

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