Throughout the book, the authors explore three integrative themes, looking at children as divine gifts, as persons and as agents in their own development.Given the deep biblical and theological interest in children and the "least of these," there is great potential in this integrative work for mutual enrichment. Christian insights help to prevent the scientific study of the developmental process from being reductive. At the same time, research into the biological, sociocultural and psychological dimensions of human development can serve to inform and guide Christian practices of care and hospitality toward children and families.
Soul Searching tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of contemporary American teenagers. It reports the findings of The National Study of Youth and Religion, the largest and most detailed such study ever undertaken. Based on a nationwide telephone survey of teens and their parents, as well as in-depth face-to-face interviews with more than 250 of the survey respondents, Soul Searching shows that religion is indeed a significant factor in the lives of many American teenagers.
Editors Gisela Trommsdorff and Xinyin Chen present systematic and in-depth discussions of theoretical perspectives, landmark studies and strategies for further research in the field. The eminent contributors reflect diverse cultural perspectives, transcending the Western emphasis of many previous works. This volume will be of interest to scholars and professionals interested in basic developmental processes, adolescent social psychology and the sociological and psychological dimensions of religion
In most discussions and analyses of American teenage life, one major topic is curiously overlooked--religion. Yet most American teens say that religious faith is important in their lives. What is going on in the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers? What do they actually believe? What religious practices do they engage in? Do they expect to remain loyal to the faith of their parents? Or are they abandoning traditional religious institutions in search of a new, more "authentic" spirituality? Answering these and many other questions, Soul Searching tells the definitive story of the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers.
What are churches doing to form the faith of their young people? Many church denominations that practice infant baptism offer confirmation or an equivalent ministry when children reach adolescence and enter a new phase of spiritual growth
Prefabricated approaches to ministry that focus on the interior makeup of our youth may make for good youth group members, but these limited approaches don't reach beyond the youth room into other corners of their lives. Rather than centering them on the faith, our inside-out approach may be pushing their faith to the margins of their life.Brandon McKoy mines the insights of social construction theory to help us locate Christ not in our hearts but in our midst. We learn to embrace him as our own and our students as whole people engaging in a life's worth of encounters.
Provides you with a vision and a plan for enhancing your library service to religios teens with pertinent information that helps you understand the different belief systems and traditions of various groups and practical guidance for developing services and collections to serve their needs.
Inside, author Tony Jones gives wings to his critically acclaimed debut, Postmodern Youth Ministry, by lucidly explaining how you can put postmodern ideas to work by learning powerful disciplines such as: sacred reading; the Jesus Prayer; the Ignatian Examen; the Daily Office Stations of the Cross' Sabbath; silence and solitude; centering prayer; spiritual direction; the Labyrinth; pilgrimage; service ... and eventually implement them into the life of your youth ministry!
Father Don Mowery has devoted his entire career to inspiring and helping young people reach their life goals. Behind every Youth Service program was his fervent Christian concern for the well-being of all people -- the fortunate and the less fortunate. Father Don proved to the nation how youth training and development programs can transform young people into productive and positive citizens.
Searching for journal articles and books on the sample topic, Adolescent Spirituality:
From the library Databases page, go to EBSCOhost and then select EBSCOhost Web. Then choose your databases (e.g., PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO) and create a search similar to the example below. Finally, you may limit your results by using the filters on the left-hand side of the screen, e.g., recently published (in the past 5 years), full text articles in peer reviewed journals.
My sample topic is adolescent spirituality.
The truncation symbol (*) finds results with any ending (e.g. religio* FINDS religion, religious, religiosity)
AND finds results with BOTH terms (e.g. spirituality AND adolescent)
OR finds results with EITHER term (e.g. adolescents OR teenagers OR youth)
My search terms will be in the Subject Terms field so the articles will be ABOUT this