Marc Lavallee

The Presbyterian Mission Enterprise: From Heathen to Partner

Cover of the Book

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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Complicated Identities: Multiculturalism and Dubai Youth

Girl looking out over hazy city

Download PDF: Schedneck, Complicated Identities It’s an amazing country. The guy who bakes your bread there is Iranian, the person running the restaurant is Indian, and the carpenter’s Punjabi. The man who irons your clothes is from Madras, the taxi driver’s

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