Journal of Youth Ministry
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Journal of Youth Ministry Article Abstracts
Integration For The Sake Of Life Transformation:
Reflecting on the plenary sessions from the 2006 conference of the Associations of Youth Ministry Educators this poignant essay synthesizes the nature of integration, life transformation and the interdisciplinary nature of youth ministry education.
Implications Of Public And Private Aspects Of Religiosity For The Sexual
Analyzing data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), this study upholds the idea that religiosity plays a part in reducing sexual risk taking, offering support for faith-based leaders to address sexual activity within a religious context. Several strategies are suggested for faith-based practitioners who work with adolescents.
Youth Ministry As An Integrative Theological Task:
This article asserts that youth ministry is a theological task that works at multiple integrative levels. It argues that the generativity of its integrative nature is dependent on articulating a theological methodology. Therefore, this article lays out a definition of theology that paves the way for the presentation of two classic 20th century methods of theological interdisciplinarity (Paul Tillich's Corrleational method and the Barthian Chalacedonian method). While finding both classics helpful the author argues that each over-emphasizes one of the two poles of theology, the kerygmatic or the apologetic moment. Therefore, a third option of theological interdisciplarity is offered, a representative perspective constructed from the theologia crucis of Martin Luther. This article was written in preparation for a keynote presentation at the AYME conference in October 2006 in Denver Colorado.
A Vocation As Discovery:
Vocation is a theological concept connecting divine purposes and human activity. One opportunity for faithfully responding to divine purposes is human work. Faithful response is challenging in contemporary culture because people face a wider array of work options. This study uses data from debriefing retreats to examine young adults' responses to a year-long full-time internship in a Christian ministry. It identifies critical elements of the internship experience and the experiences' impact on interns' sense of vocation.
Psychology And Youth Ministry: Psychological Type Preferences Of
In this study psychological type theory is employed as a tool to illuminate the distinctive profile of men and women engaged in youth ministry. A sample of 155 male and 134 female Christian youth workers in the United Kingdom completed the MBTI Form G (Anglicised). Both men and women engaged in youth ministry demonstrated preferences for extraversion over introversion, for intuition over sensing, for feeling over thinking, and for judging over perceiving. This profile is interpreted against the population norms, against the profile of men and women engaged in other forms of Christian ministry, and against the specific requirements of youth ministry.
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