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Almost Christian in a Nutshell

What contributes to consequential faith—the kind of faith that makes a difference to a teenager's way of life? That's the question that Kenda Creasy Dean explores and attempts to answer in Almost Christian. Dean weaves together sociological theory along with empirical research on the faith lives of adolescents. (from the ...

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Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the

eling the kind of mature, passionate faith we say we want young people to have. The National Study of Youth and Religion reveals a theological fault line running underneath American churches: an adherence to a do- good, feel-good spirituality that has little to do with the Triune God of. Christian tradition and even less to ...

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Kenda Creasy Dean

2011 Christianity Today Book Award (top book in Church/Pastoral Leadership) for Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church (Oxford, 2010). Academy of Parish Clergy's Top Ten Books of 2004 for Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a. Passionate Church (Eerdmans, 2004).

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Almost Christian study guide.indd

them in front of teenagers) or implicitly (by enacting them without necessarily talking about them)? What are the risks of sharing the church's teachings with teenagers explicitly versus implicitly? (page 28). 3. Do we, like Shannon and Lali, allow the lines to blur between our Christian faith and the different faith or non- faith of ...

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Sermon: Almost Christian 10.26.14

In her book, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church, my former. Princeton colleague and United Methodist minister, Kenda Dean, writes that adolescents follow a tacit creed called Moralistic Therapeutic Deism; it is a “self-‐emolliating spirituality; its thrust is personal happiness and.

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NURTURING

at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she works closely with the Institute for Youth Ministry. Her publications include: Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church. Mr. Forbes serves as the director of the Youth Ministry program at Flagler College and has been involved in youth ...

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Questions for Kenda Creasy Dean

on Young People's Faith and Youth Ministry. By Tracy Schier. Kenda Creasy Dean is. Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton. Theological Seminary and author of Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our. Teenagers is Telling the. American Church (Oxford,. 2010). Named one of the. “Top 20 Most Influential.

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Dean and Hearlson's "How youth ministry can change theological

4). Kenda Creasy Dean, the Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary and author of Almost Christian: What the Faith of. Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church and Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church, along with Christy Lang Hearlson, ...

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toward intergenerational ministry in a post-christian era

Commission on Children at Risk. (2003). Hardwired to connect: The new case for author- itative communities. New York, NY: The Insti- tute for American Values. Dean, K. C. (2010). Almost Christian: What the faith of our teenagers is telling the American church. Oxford, England: Oxford University. Press. DeVries, R. (2008).

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(p. 117).

or widespread opposition. Peter Donald. 39 Southside Road, Inverness, IV2 4XA, Scotland [email protected] doi:10.1017/S0036930611000512. Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian: What the Faith of our Teenagers is Telling the. American Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 254. $24.95 .

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CROSS-GENERATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

Basic Reading List. A Tribe Apart, Patricia Hersch, Ballentine Books, 1999. All Kids Are Our Kids, Peter Benson, Josey-Bass, 1997. Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church, Kenda Creasy Dean,. Oxford Press, 2010. Another Country, Mary Pipher, Berkley (Penguin) Publishing, 1999.

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Tom Beaudoin Associate Professor of Religion Fordham University

Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church, by Kenda. Creasy Dean (Oxford University Press), America magazine ( 203:12), 1 November 2010, pp. 14-15. Reading the Bible with the Damned, by Bob Ekblad (Westminster John Knox Press), Theology. Today, Vol. 63:4 (January 2007), pp ...

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Lutheran Mission Matters

intersection of Christian faith and Western culture. .... church workers. Smith's How (Not) To Be Secular is based upon and can function as a companion volume for wending one's way through philosopher Charles Taylor's ..... 18 Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the. American ...

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Sixth Sense

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E. Jensen. (This is a “science” book but is very readable and accessible for the non “science” types.) • Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church by Kenda Creasy Dean.

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A More Productive Harvest Through Adolescent Spiritual Formation

Jan 1, 2014 ... Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), 271. 6. Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church (Oxford: Oxford. University ...

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The Buzz about the Church: Re-Imagining Discipleship through a

56 Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the. American Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), Kindle location 128. 57 Christian Smith and Melissa Denton, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of. American Teenagers (New York: Oxford University Press, ...

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A Framework for Faith Formation in the ELCA Fall 2015 Introduction

The Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Elizabeth Eaton, has named four emphases for our church as a way of focusing our work. They are: 1. We are church. 2. ... Claimed as subjects of God's love, Christians come to see all ... Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010),.

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Mission Assembly Presentation

The Faith of American Youth Today o In general o Findings regarding Catholic youth. Kendra Creasy Dean, a Researcher for the Lily Endowment sponsored National Study of Youth. & Religion (NSYR), and author of the 2010 book, Almost Christian: What the Faith of our. Teenagers Is Telling the American Church, states  ...

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African Americans

Good resource in understanding spiritual maturity are: Disciple Shift: Five Steps That Help Your Church Make Disciples Who Make Disciples; Hawkins and. Parkinson, Move. 4 Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church (New. York: Oxford University Press, 2010), ...

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uncovering multiple conversion avenues for effective evangelism

Jan 1, 2013 ... help young people resist Moralistic Therapeutic Deism and supply scaffolding for 'consequential' faith –a faith that matters enough to issue in a distinctive identity and way of life.” Kenda C. Dean, Almost. Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church (Oxford: Oxford University.

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