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The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Andrew RootKenda Creasy Dean

The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Andrew RootKenda Creasy Dean

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Andrew Root (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. A former Young Life staffworker, he has served in churches and social service agencies as a youth outreach associate and a gang prevention counselor.

- Publisher 2012 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner! What haunts your youth group? So often we avoid talking about doubts and fears because we feel inadequately equipped to address them in any meaningful way. The crisis of existence can't be answered with pat Sunday school formulas or a few Bible verses, let alone another relay race. The questions our youth have are often the same ones that perplexed the great theologians, driving them to search for God in the places God didn't appear to be--places of brokenness, suffering and confusion. What if we let these questions drive our search for God too? Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean invite you to envision youth ministries full of practical theologians, addressing the deep questions of life with a wonderfully adolescent mix of idealism, cynicism and prophetic intolerance for hypocrisy. Follow them into reflection on your own practice of theology, and learn how to share that theology through rich, compassionate conversation and purposeful experience.

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About "The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry"

Andrew Root (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. A former Young Life staffworker, he has served in churches and social service agencies as a youth outreach associate and a gang prevention counselor.
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2012 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit winner! What haunts your youth group? So often we avoid talking about doubts and fears because we feel inadequately equipped to address them in any meaningful way. The crisis of existence can't be answered with pat Sunday school formulas or a few Bible verses, let alone another relay race. The questions our youth have are often the same ones that perplexed the great theologians, driving them to search for God in the places God didn't appear to be--places of brokenness, suffering and confusion. What if we let these questions drive our search for God too? Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean invite you to envision youth ministries full of practical theologians, addressing the deep questions of life with a wonderfully adolescent mix of idealism, cynicism and prophetic intolerance for hypocrisy. Follow them into reflection on your own practice of theology, and learn how to share that theology through rich, compassionate conversation and purposeful experience.
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Meet the Authors

Andrew Root

Andrew Root (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. A former Young Life staffworker, he has served in churches and social service agencies as a youth outreach associate and a gang prevention counselor. He is the author of Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategic Influence to a Theology of Incarnation and Relationships Unfiltered: Help for Youth Workers, Volunteers, and Parents on Creating Authentic Relationships.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Kenda Creasy Dean

Kenda Creasy Dean (PhD.,Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of youth, church, and culture and director of the Tennent School of Christian Education at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is also coauthor of The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry and Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church and coeditor of Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction (kenda Creasy Dean)
  • part 1: A Theological Starting Point For Youth Ministry
  • What Does Youth Ministry Have To Do With Theology?
  • 1 The New Rhetoric Of Youth Ministry
  • Kenda Creasy Dean
  • 2 God Is A Minister
  • Youth Ministry As Fundamentally Theological
  • Andrew Root
  • 3 Youth Ministry As An Integrative Theological Task
  • Toward A Representative Method
  • Andrew Root
  • 4 Proclaiming Salvation
  • The Ministry Of Youth For The 21st Century Church
  • Kenda Creasy Dean
  • 5 Walking Into The Crisis Of Reality
  • How Theology Is Constructed
  • 6 Youth Ministry As Discerning Christopraxis
  • A Hermeneutical Model
  • Andrew Root
  • 7 God's Hiddenness, Suffering, And Doubt
  • Andrew Root
  • part 2: Theology Enacted
  • Exploring Youth Ministry Practice
  • 8 Is Jesus Magic?
  • Healing And The Cross In The Context Of Youth Ministry
  • Andrew Root
  • 9 Talking About Sin With Young People
  • Andrew Root
  • 10 Holding On To Our Kisses
  • The Hormonal Theology Of Adolescence
  • Kenda Creasy Dean
  • 11 The Eschatological Significance Of Summer Camp
  • Kenda Creasy Dean
  • 12 What Are We Doing In These Mountains?
  • The Outdoor Trip And The Theology Of The Cross
  • Andrew Root
  • 13 The Mission Trip As Global Tourism
  • Are We Ok With This?
  • Andrew Root
  • 14 Doubt And Confirmation
  • The Mentor As Co-doubter
  • Andrew Root
  • 15 Ascension Deficit Disorder
  • Youth Ministry As A Laboratory For Hope
  • Kenda Creasy Dean
  • Postscript: Reflecting On Method---
  • Youth Ministry As Practical Theology
  • (andrew Root With Blair D. Bertrand)
  • Notes

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  • Catalogue Code 331425
  • Product Code 9780830838257
  • ISBN 0830838252
  • EAN 9780830838257
  • Pages 352
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Youth Ministry
  • Sub-Category Youth Leaders
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2011
  • Sales Rank #58991
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.408kg

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