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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

Raised a Teenage Kataphatic

Utilising Spiritual Type Theory in Assessing Catechetical Models of Adolescent Faith Development

Samuel E. Baker

institutions find in the combination of Bible classes, chapels, small groups, and campus-sponsored ministries opportunities for spiritual nurturing and growth. 8 Even interactions in class on singular subjects such as prayer are viewed along pedagogical, as well as institutional lines of faith developing

Human Beings and Human Becomings

Departing from the Developmental Model of Youth Ministry

Wesley W. Ellis

for young people who are not subject to development because of clinical developmental disabilities – claims that “if we limit our understanding of one’s spirituality in terms of age-appropriate moral growth… then we will likely miss what kids with developmental disabilities have to offer.” 20 But

Ronelle Sonnenberg, Elsbeth Visser-Vogel and Harmen van Wijnen

less verbal-cognitive approach. A variety of post cards was offered, and it was ensured that they encompassed an extensive range of subjects and offered as much openness as possible. The cards covered different fields: nature, buildings, activities, objects, people, animals and explicitly church and

Regulating the Empirical in Practical Theology

On Critical Realism, Divine Action, and the Place of the Ministerial

Andrew Root

ministry precedes all formal knowledge we might have of God. Theology can only be practical, because its very epistemological object is the pure subject of God’s ontological state of ministering to creation. Theology is practical because its subject is the practical action of God’s self. And this action

Pivoting toward Hope

Interplay of Imagination, Fear and Life Experience

Francisca Ireland-Verwoerd and Mary Elizabeth Moore

people. The final coding process was then subject to three research questions: what visions do young people express; how are those visions embedded in their life experiences, and what do their visions reveal about the intersection of imagination, fear, and hope? In this paper, we share our findings

Naomi Thompson and James Ballantyne

with young people in the communities they serve? This is explored through narrative research interviews with youth workers which were conducted via email then subject to thematic analysis. A fuller outline of the primary research methodology is presented later in this paper before the discussion of

Youth Ministry Creating Ecclesial Space

The Work and History of ‘Urban Saints’ and the Development of Ecclesiological Thinking within Youth Ministry

Mark Scanlan

historically church and ecclesiology within evangelicalism has been seen as ‘secondary to the gospel itself’, 29 these very subjects have become central to evangelical conversation through the practice of and thinking behind movements such as fresh expressions, 30 the emerging church, 31 and missonal church