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Teaching at the Intersection of Faith and Science

Teaching at the Intersection of Faith and Science

Sometimes our jobs in youth ministry seem close to impossible. Most of us assume we’re given these young people with fragile faith. Someone, somehow, has communicated to us in some indirect way that it is our job to project these delicate balloons. The good youth worker is the person who is able to get young

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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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