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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

The Kids are Alright

Re-Thinking Problem-Based Approaches to Adolescent Spirituality

Almeda M. Wright

method was one means of assessing U.S. teenagers’ relative orientations to religious and therapeutic concerns. We systematically counted in our interview transcripts the number of teenagers who made reference to specific subjects or phrases of interest. We found, first, that relatively few U.S. teenagers

Transforming the Spiritual Storehouse

A Portrait of Confirmation Camp in Finland

Jacob Sorenson

-Lightfoot and Jessica Hoffman Davis. 9 Portraiture seeks to provide a portrayal that seems authentic to both the researcher and the subjects. It also attends to aesthetics, an important characteristic of the camp environment, where unique sights, sounds and smells are essential to the experience. Portraiture

Hybrid Identity: Youth in Digital Networks

A Model of Contextualisation for Christian Youth Ministry

Tobias Faix

. 20 One of the biggest surveys on this subject was commissioned by the Nordrhein-Westfalen State Institute of Media (Landesanstalt für Medien) and carried out by the Hans-Bredow-Institut for media research at the University of Hamburg. “Grown up with the Social Web” by Schmidt, Pausen-Hasenbrink and

Alexander E. Stewart

Edwards was motivated by a firm conviction about the reality of future punishment in hell and intentionally sought to motivate people by increasing their fear of eternal divine punishment. In contrast, the leaders of many of America’s largest churches today intentionally avoid the subject of final

Timothy Nagy

a reflection to show that God had this in His plan the entire time. The subject of my reflection in this article is a Catholic retreat centred on the Emmaus story of Luke 24:13–35, and, in particular, the voluntary participation in faith sharing which the retreat encourages. As a more introverted

Sarah Ann Bixler

taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.” 16 Three components define a selfie: the individual taking the photo as its subject, the device used to take it, and the audience who receives it. At a first glance, we find a distinctively psychosocial understanding of the self

Monique C.H. van Dijk-Groeneboer

and described many times in the past few years. Tobias Faix, 5 for instance, claims that this is the case in German-speaking Europe and adds that youth is often seen as an object instead of a subject in research. In the Netherlands, however, there is not much research on young people at all