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Welcome to Their Jungle Part 2

I wanted to finish up the thoughts about the youth culture in general and the effects of postmodernity (read part one here). This generation is suspicious of truth claims. The statisitcs that Mueller presents from the Barna group are alarming in that most “Christian” teenagers do not believe that their faith is based on something “true”.  The…

>The Road Not There

>Robert Frost took the road less traveled, and it made all the difference. But what about when the choice is not between two roads, but moving forward where there is no path at all? Posted by Robin Schmidt on June 11th, 2009 We are the “sandwich” generation. Sandwiched between the needs of our parents and our children. I am feeling it. If I am feeling…

Welcome to Their Jungle, Part 1

In the last post we looked at worldviews and spent a great deal of time on the postmodern worldview. The next chapter in Mueller’s text is all about how the postmodern worldview is shaping the mission to the youth culture. I particularly like Mueller’s phrase, “A Mission Field Molded by Postmodernity” (81). Before moving forward I want to set out a…

A Worldview Without a Center

This is the fourth post in our series on Walt Mueller’s book, Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture. I would encourage to look back at where we have come from before reading on. This post is on worldviews. A worldview is the grid through which we make sense of the world. It’s our filter for understanding the good and the bad.  Through our worldview critical…

How Big is Facebook?

This link will take you to an article showing the statistical realities of facebook.  It is quite simply THE social network of this generation.  You cannot underestimate the influence it is having in the lives of your children. How Big is Facebook?.