When does one become an adult? Is adulthood defined by an age or an accomplishment? Should there be a ritual that commemorates adulthood? Is adulthood cross-cultural? Is adolescence a cultural phenomenon or a universal issue?
I am not a sociologist, but sociology and social psychology fascinate me. I am not a cultural anthropologist, but I have studied cultures for my entire life. As a pastor of a church across the street from a high school, around the corner from another, and just a few blocks from a significant college; I must be a student of adolescence. I believe that every pastor needs to exegete his cultural context and effectively bring Christ into the culture.