CHARIS: A Journal of Lutheran Scholarship, Thought, and Opinion

a publication of the CHARIS Institute, Inc.

Pentecost 2006, Volume 5, Number 3

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Front Cover of Easter 2006 CHARIS

Back Cover of Easter 2006 CHARIS

Cover Credits: CHARIS regularly features the work of contemporary Christian artists. This issue features the work of Yvonne Bell, a Christian sacred artist and vestment maker. Her work ranges from traditional Christian imagery on canvas to icons on wood and Christian conceptual art. She seeks to provide visual descriptions of mankind's relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ. She also enjoys introducing Western Christians to the idea, common among Orthodox Christians for centuries, that visual imagery is useful in worship without being idolatrous. Her usual painting medium is acrylic on canvas or MDF. Ms. Bell's work may be viewed at her web site:

Front Cover - "Urban Mission" based on Isaiah 61.

Back Cover - "Bartimaeus began to shout" based on Mark 10:45.

Special Edition: Middle and Late Adolescence

Anschauungen (All Pure Arts and Useful Knowledge by Mark Braun; Special Issue on Adolescence by Leanne Olson)

The Definition of Adolescence: One Term Fails to Adequately Define This Diverse Time Period
Amanda J. Degner

A Study of Adolescent Nutrition
Amanda J. Degner and Samantha L. Klockow

Academic Dishonesty and Autonomy Linked
Mary E. Duncan

Do College Students Know How to Study?
Bethany L. Windschitl

Ideal Qualities in Future Relationships: Do Adolescents Prefer Parental or Peer Qualities?
Elizabeth A. Dahlke and Elizabeth M. Henckel

Psychological Well-Being, Religious Coping, and Religiosity in College Students
Theresa M. Trankle

A Correlational Study of Post-Divorce Adjustment and Religious Coping Strategies in Young Adults of Divorced Families
Elizabeth R. Sanchez

Spirituality and Moral Development Among Students at a Christian College
Krista M. Hernandez

The CHARIS Institute, Inc., affiliated with Wisconsin Lutheran College, exists to provide a platform for the study and discussion of issues facing the Christian Church. It seeks to provide forums where scholars from the College, the Church, and the academic community can investigate issues of current concern to the Church and the world. It also exists to disseminate the products of such research and investigation to the College's larger communities. Through all these activities, CHARIS will generally seek to provide a means by which the College can contribute in distinctively Lutheran Christian academic ways to the evangelical mission of the Church.

Web site: Complete contents of previous issues of CHARIS can be found on the CHARIS web site. The Institute's web site URL is

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