Understanding and Finding Your Purpose in Life
If we take a minute to think about all the times in our lives that we are said to be seeking who we are or our purpose in life, we might realize that it takes up a good portion of our lifetime....
In this episode we will explore the topic of teens and spirituality. At NewChurch Live we are anchored by the theology of the NewChurch. The Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools (ANC) is a high school based on that theology. In this episode we interview staff and students to discuss the topic of teens and spirituality, an area to which ANC is very much paving the way. At ANC they believe spirituality and education are not two separate entities, they are interconnected in ways that inspire and prepare young people for principled and useful lives in this world and the next.
Chris Barber: has been a pastor and religion teacher at the Academy of the NewChurch since 2013. He graduated from Bryn Athyn college in 2010 and the theological school in 2013. He was an ANC boys school honorary graduate in 2016 and a graduate of Widener University in 2018.
He loves New Church history, ANC, and movies. It is a joy of his to help students see what religion is a matter of life and that they are living religion when they are living deliberately and with kindness.
Martha Odhner: is a teacher at the Academy of the New Church. She has been teaching for 15 years and currently teaches Precalculus and Human Anatomy and Physiology. Outside of school, she's just a busy mother trying to balance work, family, and her own needs.
Sophia,I.: senior at the Academy of the New Church
Al-Amin, A.:, senior at the Academy of the New Church