The Christian Century
Kenda Creasy Dean is the liveliest theologian of youth culture in the United States today. Youth ministers who read this book will see how adolescents are theological, and theologians who read this book will see why theology should be more adolescent.
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The uniqueness of "Practicing Passion" lies in its relocating youth ministry in practical theology rather than in educational theory or psychological or social development. While youth ministry has routinely capitalized on the passions of adolescents, little attention has been given to the theological mooring that youth need to connect with the church and hold firm amid the growing demands of popular culture. Focusing on the theological resonance between the Passion of Christ and adolescentsb experience of passion, Dean develops a framework for youth ministry that draws on the historic practices of the Christian community as a bcurriculum of passion.b
Offering a compelling new model for reaching, discipling, and empowering todaybs young adults, "Practicing Passion" is a vital resource for anyone already engaged in or preparing for youth ministry.