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Why Theology Isn’t Enough for Youth Ministry: Bonhoeffer, Dead Dogs and a 10-Year-old’s Tears

Why Theology Isn’t Enough for Youth Ministry: Bonhoeffer, Dead Dogs and a 10-Year-old’s Tears

A few months ago a very nice person approached me and thanked me for writing my book The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry. I was moved by their kind words. The person then said, keeping the conversation going, “I was thankful for the book because I’ve been saying for years that we just need to get

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Anxiety over Millennials

Anxiety over Millennials

We are certainly concerned about millennials. It began about the time this age cohort reached adulthood, with the 1999 publication of Saving the Millennial Generation: New Ways to Reach the Kids You Care About in These Uncertain Times. It accelerated when some polls in the mid-2000s began to suggest millennials’ waning interest in church. Enter “millennials

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Take it from Bonhoeffer — there is no ‘Christian youth’

Take it from Bonhoeffer — there is no ‘Christian youth’

For a while, I thought it was like the Loch Ness monster or Sasquatch. People said it existed, but I’d never seen it, and nobody was able to tell me how I could. But finally, I found it, and it was as amazing as I’d imagined.   read the rest

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