Means of Grace: Ministry with Young Adults

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Outposts of Grace: Ministry with Young Adults - Episode No. 88

Jesse Enniss and Kim Ingram, podcast hosts, talk with Rev. Dr. Preston Davis, Minister to the University at High Point University about his DMin focus on Christian practice for addressing the increase in fear and anxiety in young adults.  They talk about the role of mentors, churches, and parents in the lives of young people and how to help young adults belong. Preston shares knowledge, experience and wisdom from his research and interactions with students that are beneficial to all of us.


Show Notes - Episode 88

Preston’s recommended reading list:


Light Weight:

  • Love Does, Bob Goff.


Middle Weight:

  • Letters to a Young Doubter, William Sloane Coffin
  • Making Sense of the Bible, Adam Hamilton
  • Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
  • Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning
  • ABCs of Christian Faith, Will Willimon
  • In the Name of Jesus, Henri Nouwen
  • Confessions, Saint Augustine. Or a modern reading of it, On the Road w Saint Augustine, James KA Smith
  • Pastrix, Nadia Bolz-Webber
  • Anything by Rachel Held Evans


Heavy Weight:

  • My Bright Abyss, Christian Wiman
  • God and the Lynching Tree, James Cone (Black Liberation theology)
  • Holy Envy, Barbara Brown T
  • aylor (interfaith focus)


More about Preston Davis and the ministry at HPU: Minister to the University | Religious Life | High Point University

Duke: DMin Degree ( Candler @ Emory: Doctor of Ministry (DMin) | Candler School of Theology | Emory University | Atlanta, GA Hood: Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) : Hood Theological Seminary Hood Theological Seminary (

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