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A Youth Ministry Handbook

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Abingdon Press
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""Most contemporary young people operate far enough from Moses moral compass that it never occurs to them that OMG ( oh my God, in teenspeak) has anything to do with the Ten Commandments, much less that it breaks one of them. After all, the phrase is a nearly ubiquitous adolescent throw-away line...Yet Christians should hear the phrase oh my God differently. Youth ministers, parents, teachers anyone who has ever loved an adolescent know that OMG can be a prayer, a plea, a petition, a note of praise, or an unbidden entreaty that escapes our lips as we seek Christ for the young people we love."" from the book Using six lensthe authors detail current practices and tease out underlying questions as youth ministry becomes more self-consciously aligned with practical theology. Contributors include: Kenda Creasy Dean, Mike Carotta, Roland Martinson, Rodger Nishioka, Don Richter, Dayle Gillespie Rounds, and Amy Scott Vaughn.

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