10 Things I Taught in YMN305… Extra Credit


For the nerds out there… Thank you to those who sent emails about the YMN305 class (posts here and here). For those who might be interested here is a list of resources I utilized in addition to the Bible:

Aristotle. Politics. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Barna, George, and Barna Group. Churchless: Understanding Today’s Unchurched and How to Connect with Them : Based on Surveys by Barna Group, 2014.

Carson, D. A. Christ and Culture Revisited. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.

Clark, Chap. Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011.

Dean, Kenda Creasy. Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Dean, Kenda Creasy, Chap Clark, and Dave Rahn. Starting Right: Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Youth Specialties/Zondervan Pub. House, 2001.

Douglas, J. D. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church. Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1974.

Eaton, Michael, and Timothy Eaton. Soul Searching. Documentary, 2007.

Jensen, Frances E, and Amy Ellis Nutt. The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults, 2015.

Kinnaman, David. Unchristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity– and Why It Matters. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2007.

Kinnaman, David, and Aly Hawkins. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church– and Rethinking Faith. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 2011.

Konz, DJ. “The Many and the One: Theology, Mission, and Child in Historical Perspective.” In Theology, Mission and Child: Global Perspectives. Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2014.

Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ and Culture. New York: Harper, 1951.

Oduyoye, Mercy Amba. “Youth in God’s World : A Response after Twenty-Four Years.” Ecumenical Review 44, no. 2 (April 1, 1992): 234–39.

Osmer, Richard R. “Practical Theology.” In Mapping Modern Theology : A Thematic and Historical Introduction, edited by Kelly M Kapic and Bruce L McCormack. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2012.

———. “Practical Theology: A Current International Perspective.” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 67, no. 2 (June 2011): 156–62.

Reed, James E., and Ronnie Prevost. A History of Christian Education. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman, 1993.

Root, Andrew. Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Books, 2007.

Root, Andrew, and Kenda Creasy Dean. The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Books, 2011.

Schleiermacher, Friedrich. Brief Outline of Theology as a Field of Study: Revised Translation of the 1811 and 1830 Editions. Translated by Terrence N Tice. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

Senter, Mark. When God Shows up: A History of Protestant Youth Ministry in America. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2010.

Smith, Christian, Kari Marie Christoffersen, Hilary A Davidson, and Patricia Snell Herzog. Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Smith, Christian, and Melinda Lundquist Denton. Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ward, Pete. God at the Mall: Youth Ministry That Meets Kids Where They’re at. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1999.

“Youth in God’s World.” Ecumenical Review 44, no. 2 (April 1992): 240.

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