Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture: Bridging Teen Worldviews and Christian Truth

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InterVarsity Press, Jan 26, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 239 pages
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Before we can reach today's youth with the truth of the gospel, we need to see what they see and hear what they hear. We need to catch the messages encrypted in their culture and understand what's really being communicated. In Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture Walt Mueller, founder and president of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, helps us to navigate the troubling and confusing terrain of teen worldviews so that we can effectively and compassionately pass along good news: our God is their God, our Savior can be their Savior.
 

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This was a pretty good book. It is basically about meeting kids where they are at. Understanding where they come from and still being able to teach them about God. Read full review

Contents

Reality Bytes Snapshots of a Crying and Dying Culture
17
Theres Something Happenin Here
39
Postmodernism A Worldview Without a Center
58
Welcome to Their Jungle
80
Understanding Culture
109
Understanding Our Place in Culture
134
Getting Out of the Bunker
155
The Marks of the TwentyFirstCentury Messenger
170
Pauls Mars Hill Ministry for Today
197
Will We Listen?
230
Bibliography
234
Names Index
238
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Mueller is founder and president of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding based in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. He has his M.Div. and a doctorate in ministry to postmodern generations from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He received an honorary doctorate from Geneva College in 2000.

Mueller speaks widely on matters of faith and youth culture at conventions, church seminars, training conferences and public school groups. He speaks regularly on college and seminary campuses around North America, and he has taught courses at Geneva College, Briercrest College and Seminary, and North American Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has also written articles for publications such as Youthworker Journal, Living With Teenagers, New Man, Discipleship Journal, Group, Junior High Ministry, Today's Father, Youthworker Update and Christian Camp and Conference Journal. His other books include Ministry to Families with Teenagers (Group, 1988) and the Gold Medallion winner Understanding Today's Youth Culture (Tyndale, 1995 and 1999).

Mueller is the host of Youth Culture Today, a syndicated daily radio feature heard on over 760 stations in the U.S. and Canada.

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