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Technology and Youth Ministry

Folks this is an important article to read.  It is a snapshot of what is happening in the world around us all the time. The growing dependence on technology, but more so, the need for communication.  Are you carving out time to be with your kid? From Youth Specialties… I’m an unashamed tech junkie, which is proving to be a major asset in youth ministry.…

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…