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A Critical Approach to Youth Culture

Its Influence and Implications for Ministry

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This academic book helps youth ministry students develop a solid plan for evaluating youth culture, preparing them for a strategic and effective ministry to teens. Written by youth ministry veteran, Pamela Erwin, professor at Bethel University in MN.
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'“Youth culture is changing so fast, I can’t keep up with it anymore. I used to know all the songs, but now…” “Life for today’s teen is nothing like it was when I was in high school---and I’m only 20.” “Young people live in a totally different world from the one I know.” These statements came from college students preparing for careers in youth ministry---young people only a couple years beyond high school themselves. The reality is, youth culture and teenagers continue to change, but you can stay connected and relevant by understanding culture and its power to influence and shape teens. In Critical Approach to Youth Culture, you’ll engage in a multiple-discipline approach to understanding culture by looking at the: * Nature of culture: what is it, how is it expressed? * Theology of culture: modern and post-modern theologies of culture * Ecology of culture: adolescent development in a cultural context * Ethnography of culture: gaining perspective and insight, and gathering data In this practical and concise book, you’ll develop your own cohesive plan for evaluating cultural influences, preparing you for strategic ministry to teenagers that effectively addresses the youth cultural context.'
Contributor Pamela Erwin
Short Bio Pamela Erwin
Pamela Erwin is professor of youth ministry and practical theology at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. She has over 25 of experience in the field of youth ministry as educator, author, and practitioner. Pamela's passion is to encourage youth ministry studnts to critically reflect on the influences taht shape today's adolescents and to help them think creatively about the practices of youth ministry.
UPC 025986292942
ISBN-10 0310292948
ISBN-13 9780310292944
Publish Date Aug 1, 2010
Weight 1.2000
Physical Length 9.38
Physical Width 7.5
Length 240.00
LengthUnit Pages
Publisher Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Price $34.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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