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Evangelical Youth Culture

Author : Ibrahim Abraham
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This book offers a theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich study of the intersections of contemporary Christianity and youth culture, focusing on evangelical engagements with punk, hip hop, surfing, and skateboarding. Ibrahim Abraham draws on interviews and fieldwork with dozens of musicians and sports enthusiasts in the USA, UK, Australia, and South Africa, and the analysis of evangelical subcultural media including music, film, and extreme sports Bibles. Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures makes innovative use of multiple theories of youth cultures and subcultures from sociology and cultural studies, and introduces the "serious leisure perspective" to the study of religion, youth, and popular culture. Engaging with the experiences of Pentecostal punks, surfing missionaries, township rappers, and skateboarding youth pastors, this book makes an original contribution to the sociology of religion, youth studies, and the study of religion and popular culture.

Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

Author : Stella Lau
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Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty years. Author Stella Lau illustrates how electronic dance music is legitimized in evangelical activities by Christians’ discourses, and how the discourses challenge the divide between the ‘secular’ and the ‘sacred’ in the Western culture. Unlike other existing books on the relationships between music cultures and religion, which predominantly discuss the cultural implications of such phenomenon, Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture examines the notion of ‘spirituality’ in contemporary popular electronic dance music. Lau’s emphasis on the sonic qualities of electronic dance music opens the door for future research about the relationships between aural properties of electronic dance music and religious discourses. With three case studies conducted in the cultural hubs of electronic dance music – Bristol, Ibiza and New York – the monograph can also be used as a guidebook for ethnographic research in popular music.

Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture

Author : Stella Lau
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Christian churches and groups within Anglo-American contexts have increasingly used popular music as a way to connect with young people. This book investigates the relationships between evangelical Christianity and popular music, focusing particularly on electronic dance music in the last twenty years. Author Stella Lau illustrates how electronic dance music is legitimized in evangelical activities by Christians¿ discourses, and how the discourses challenge the divide between the ¿secular¿ and the ¿sacred¿ in the Western culture. Unlike other existing books on the relationships between music cultures and religion, which predominantly discuss the cultural implications of such phenomenon, Popular Music in Evangelical Youth Culture examines the notion of ¿spirituality¿ in contemporary popular electronic dance music. Lau¿s emphasis on the sonic qualities of electronic dance music opens the door for future research about the relationships between aural properties of electronic dance music and religious discourses. With three case studies conducted in the cultural hubs of electronic dance music ¿ Bristol, Ibiza and New York ¿ the monograph can also be used as a guidebook for ethnographic research in popular music.

Real Teens

Author : George Barna
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They are the digital generation, the Mosaics, a new wave of connected and decidedly upbeat young people who are anxious to make a positive difference in the world around them. Skepticism - once the hallmark of Generation X - is waning as the prevalent attitude amoung teens. As teens change, so must our way of teaching them and reaching them. How can we effectively convey the eternal truths of the gospel to high-tech, information-drenched, highly mobile youth who believe themselves to be self-sufficient? What are the challenges we face in reaching out to the Mosaic generation? And what are the opportunities they present? Once, again, George Barna points the way.

A Critical Approach to Youth Culture

Author : Pamela J. Erwin
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This academic book helps youth ministry students develop a solid plan for evaluating youth culture, preparing them for a strategic and effective ministry to teens. Written by youth ministry veteran, Pamela Erwin, professor at Bethel University in MN.

Youth Culture in Modern Britain C 1920 c 1970

Author : David Fowler
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This is an approachable history of youth culture in the 20th century, from its origins among the student communities of inter-war Britain to the more familiar world of youth communities and pop culture.

Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education

Author : Michael J. Anthony
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Over 850 articles explore the history, philosophy, and theology of Christian education and provide insight into educational methodology, learning theory, and practice.

Understanding Today s Youth Culture

Author : Walt Mueller
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1995 Gold Medallion Award winner! Teens today face tough issues and tough choices. Parents and youth leaders can make a difference by really understanding the culture in which teens live. Without such understanding, attempts to provide direction may not be heard and may even be misguided. Understanding Today's Youth Culture is a complete guide for parents, teachers, and youth leaders on music and the media, sex, peer pressure, substance abuse, cyberspace and the Internet, teen depression, and suicide.

Fides Et Historia

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Jesus the Christian in a Pop Culture

Author : Tony Jasper
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