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Manasa Dzirikure and Garth Allen

Len Kageler

The subject of burn-out has received a great deal of popular and academic attention, as the issue is a common problem and experience in both the United States and European Union context. This paper, after a representative literature review, presents and analyzes findings about burnout among youth workers. In Fall 2006 a survey on youth ministry burn out was conducted by the author in the United States, with an N of 155. The identical survey was conducted in 2008 among youth workers in the European Union, with an eventual N of 98. This research will be of interest not only to youth ministry practitioners, but those who teach youth workers as well.

Boris Paschke

sources critically, Abdel Gawad seeks to either de-radicalise them or prevent their radicalisation. Hicham Abdel Gawad has written a worthwhile and instructive book on an increasingly relevant subject matter. The book encourages all religious youth workers to approach their ministry with a combination

Meeting Metalheads

Encountering the Stranger as a Hermeneutical and Spiritual Exercise

André Mulder

context; and students’ religious development can be seen as hermeneutics of an active subject. 6 The religious educator is a hermeneutic juggler, balancing these threefold hermeneutics in his didactics in order to foster the students’ search for meaning and to support their personal construction of a

Peter Hart

difference between practices based on theological reflection and those that are not. This includes finding God in his absence, approaching subjects of sin and sex with young people, and developing a theology of summer camps, outdoor adventures, and short-term mission trips. The book concludes with a

David F. White

of this in systemic fashion. They are not saying there have never been young people who have gone through puberty; or passed from childhood to adulthood; or that were subject to certain emotions and/or social tensions that sometimes go along with this transition. Kirgiss seems to emphasise her

Jos de Kock, Wielie Elhorst and Marcel Barnard

the encounters between people and their experiences together. Saris calls learning rooted in everyday life the ‘catechesis of life’. 26 The notion of learning in life stresses the importance of the learning subject and a bottom-up pedagogical perspective. In the Christian community, learning does

Spaces of Possibilities

The Role of Artifacts in Religious Learning Processes for Vulnerable Youth

Tone Stangeland Kaufman and Astrid Sandsmark

(cultural tool), subject (an individual, community, or group), and object (motive, aim, or direction). Mediation processes are not to be understood as causal processes. Rather on the contrary, the processes of mediation can sometimes seem to acquire a life of their own. Hence mediating artifacts are

David F. White

contexts of ministry whose aspects these disciplines presume to probe. 3 More significantly, youth ministry, now located in the theological academy, is subject to liberal and neo-liberal correlational methodologies that emphasise what can be learned from social sciences while relativising the

František Štěch

different definitions of those who are the subject and object of youth ministry: 1. Youth are defined as young people ages 12–18 in junior high school or high school. 2. Young adults are defined as young people ages 19–39, who are single or married, divorced or widowed, and in college, working