The Juvenilization of American Christianity: Q & A with Thomas Bergler

Friday, 01 Mar 2013

Young people are hungry for adults who truly care about them and who will truly listen to them.
Thomas Bergler is associate professor of ministry and missions at Huntington University and senior associate editor for the Journal of Youth Ministry. He has taught youth ministry for twelve years and is the author most recently of The Juvenilization of American Christianity (Eerdmans, 2012). Please begin by explaining how the whole idea of "youth," "youth group," and "teenager" arose in common understanding today.Most scholars believe that the idea of adolescence was more or less invented around the turn of the twentieth century, ...

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