Religion: Teen-Age Church?

Sunday school is mostly boring, decided a young Kansas-born Presbyterian minister named James Rayburn, and he felt that it was up to him to do something to bring the Bible alive for teenagers. In 1940 he organized a group in Dallas called Young Life. It grew slowly, gained considerable impetus as Rayburn acquired three ranches in Colorado and a bankrupt vacation resort in British Columbia known as Malibu Beach. The prospect of spending a summer week or more at one of these layouts for a nominal fee of $35 a week did wonders to...