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Delighted: What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church About Joy is a new book written from the unique perspectives of four authors, Kenda Creasy Dean, Justin Forbes, Wes Ellis and Abigail Visco Rusert. In this episode, the authors offer their fresh approaches towards youth ministry, reimagined through the lens of joy. We discuss looking at joy not as the end goal of youth ministry, but the beginning, and are reminded that joy only comes from experiencing how God delights in us.
Expressions of Faith
Katherine Douglass discusses her book, Creative in the Image of God: An Aesthetic Practical Theology of Young Adult Faith, and shares her findings on the role art plays in helping young adults encounter God, opening up new horizons for religious formation.
Against All Odds
n this episode, Greg Cootsona argues against the idea that science and faith are at odds with one another and discusses ways to bring them together into dialogue.
Turning the Table
In this episode, Dr. David Stubbs, Professor of Ethics and Theology at Western Seminary, traces the central meaning of the Lord's Supper out from the worship of the Jersulam temple into Christian worship.
Creative expression can be a powerful aid in helping to move across differences. Learn how modes of play can be used as a pedagogical resource for theological education and how engaging in embodied experiences and cultural expressions are seen and valued.
Living Out Loud
Khristi Adams shares her profound encounters with young black girls in her book, Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color” in which she lifts up the stories of young black girls so that they can be heard and honored.
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