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Blur

A New Paradigm for Understanding Youth Culture

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In opposition to many of the popular sociological studies that characterize youth as fixed cultural groups, Dr. Jeff Keuss argues that we need, instead, to reflect on youth culture through a qualitative approach that recognizes the ‘blurred’ nature of today’s mobile youth culture. Each chapter includes case studies and reflection questions to help you rethink the ways in which you view the youth around you and how to measure the effectiveness of your ministry to them.
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BETTER INFORMED,BETTER EQUIPPED TO MINISTER to today’s blurred youth culture Mobile. Connected. Wired in. This is a generation that skips over perceived cultural boundaries and resists definition. They are a mash-up of identity, a blur of old categories and classes. Creators and consumers of a rapidly changing culture. But how does one reach a demographic that is so difficult to pin down? Many of the most popular approaches to youth ministry today begin by portraying youth as collections of fixed snapshots, “profiles” based on sociological research studies. Yet according to Dr. Jeff Keuss, today’s teens cannot be adequately characterized by these simplistic and static descriptions. Keuss argues that what is needed, instead, is a qualitative approach to describing young people, one that recognizes the “blurred” nature of today’s mobile youth culture. Jeff Keuss presents an optimistic new way of thinking about youth, one that sees them more holistically and less clinically. As we learn to see youth culture through this new lens, we will become better informed and better equipped to minister to the teens of today’s rapidly changing world.
Contributor Jeffrey Keuss
Short Bio Jeffrey Keuss

Jeff Keuss is Professor of Christian Ministry, Theology and Culture at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in Seattle, Washington. Jeff is a regular contributor to The Kindlings Muse monthly podcast on theology and culture (www.thekindlingsmuse.com). His books include Your Neighbor’s Hymnal: What Popular Music Teaches Us about Faith, Hope and Love; Freedom of the Self; A Poetics of Jesus; and The Sacred and the Profane. You can follow him on Twitter @JeffKeuss as well as his blog: http://jeffkeuss.com/.

UPC 025986514846
ISBN-10 0310514843
ISBN-13 9780310514848
Publish Date Feb 4, 2014
Weight 0.4200
Height 8.38
Width 5.5
Length 208.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $18.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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