Today is the first day of the Duke Youth Academy for Christian Formation. We are welcoming 44 high school youth to the Duke campus to spend the next two weeks studying, praying, working, worshiping, and living together in Christian community.

DYA is a way of introducing high school youth to the riches of the Christian tradition and Christian life together. And it is the best program I’ve ever seen at doing that. (Guess that’s why I keep coming back year after year to work with it!)

If you are interested in knowing more about DYA, I’d invite you to visit the program’s website. Or you can also follow the DYA Daily Journal to learn more about our day-to-day activities in the next two weeks.