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Kristyn Sessions

Beyond Religious Giving

Download PDF: Sessions, Beyond Religious Giving Practical Matters is proud to publish Issue 10: Wealth, Poverty, and Practice. Our hope, birthed nearly two years ago, was to bring together scholars and practitioners to critically reflect on the intersection of money,

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The Presbyterian Mission Enterprise: From Heathen to Partner

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Download PDF: RV Weingartner, The Presbyterian Mission Enterprise Review By Mark J. Englund-Krieger Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2015. 224 pages. $27.00. While not a book written for scholars, The Presbyterian Mission Enterprise: From Heathen to Partner is a well-researched, well-written, and helpful

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Awakening Youth Discipleship: Christian Resistance in a Consumer Culture

Download PDF: Mahan, Warren, and White, Awakening Youth Discipleship By Brian J. Mahan, Michael Warren, and David F. White Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2008.  126 pages.   $17.00. The authors of Awakening Youth Discipleship seek to expand the “practices” discussion introduced to youth ministry with “communitarian-narrativist approaches”

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Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

Download PDF: Lear, Radical Hope By Jonathan Lear Boston: Harvard University Press, 2008.  187 pages.  $22.95.   Radical Hope explores what happens to a people when the material reality – the stuff used to weave webs of meaning – is altered to such a

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From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Download PDF: Clark, From Angels to Aliens By Lynn Scholfield Clark New York: Oxford, 2003.  304 pages.  $25.00. Lynn Scholfield Clark’s 2003 book, From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural, attempts to parse the implications of the growth in supernaturally-themed entertainment media for

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“Intensity and Sustainability” Consultation on Youth in Religious Practice, October 12-14, 2008 at Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Download PDF: Bischoff, Intensity and Sustainability Organized and sponsored by the Concentration in Religious Practices and Practical Theology. Held in conjunction with the Candler School of Theology Fall Conference, “Re-envisioning Leadership for a Hope-filled Future.” Candler School of Theology, Emory University

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Just See What Happens

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In summer 2006, I participated in the month-long Youth Theological Initiative’s Summer Academy (YTI) at Emory University. For the first time in my life, I came into contact with adults who believed I was capable of and interested in theological

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In Search of Community: A Tell of Two Travelers

Two college age women sitting on a car hood, talking and looking at the sky.

Download PDF: Morris, In Search of Community Abstract Outside the familiar walls of churches, we young people often struggle to express our faith in relationships with peers. Even with my fellow Presbyterian college roommate, I struggle to articulate my faith; we

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