Welcome to Youth Culture Matters, a podcast from the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. We’re taking a short break from recording new episodes, so for the next few weeks of summer we’ll be highlighting episodes from our archive. Today’s episode begins with some fun banter about baseball, appropriate with the 2020 season about to get underway, and concludes with a very helpful conversation with James K. A. Smith and his book You Are What You Love. Listen in to a replay of Episode 24: “Liturgies, Our Loves and our Habits” with James K. A. Smith. This episode was originally released on November 21, 2016.

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Links to news stories mentioned in the podcast:
Why all kids should see Anthony Rizzo apologize to MLB umpire
Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine
Panasonic’s smart mirror finds your flaws, prints makeup to fix them
This is what football can do to a child’s brain after just one season
New Study Finds 15 Percent of 6th Graders Commit Cyber Abuse
Docs lay out media recommendations for kids, teens

Other resources and links:
James K. A. Smith – website
James K. A. Smith – bio
Calvin College
Comment Magazine
Project Six19
Common Sense Media – Family Media Agreement
Christian Reformed Church
Robert Weller and the Ancient Future Church

Books Mentioned:
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Books by James K. A. Smith:
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural Formation
Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works
Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition
Discipleship in the Present Tense: Reflections on Faith and Culture

Other books mentioned:
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives by Dallas Willard
The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard
Celebration Of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard Foster
Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens by Dorothy Bass and Don C. Richter
Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church by Kenda Creasy Dean
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers by Christian Smith
Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults by Christian Smith and Patricia Snell

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