Youth Culture Matters: A CPYU Podcast

Episode 90: “Radical Forgiveness” with Jonas Beiler and Joel Kime

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Jonas Beiler
Remembering the West Nickel Mines Amish school shooting in 2006
Joel Kime (church page bio, website and blog)
The Freedom of Forgiveness Received (the story of Joel’s accident)
CPYU Reading/Discussion Group on Facebook

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Think No Evil: Inside the Story of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting… and Beyond by Jonas Beiler with Shawn Smucker
Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, A Mother’s Love, And a Story of Remarkable Grace
by Terri Roberts with Jeanette Windle
Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy
by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher
The Secret Lies Within: An Inside Out Look At Overcoming Trauma And Finding Purpose In the Pain by Anne Beiler with Emily Sutherland
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure
by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

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Episode 89: “Beyond 7-11 Songs: Raising the Bar on Youth Group Worship”

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

John Perrit
RYM
Joe Deegan
Kevin Twit
Indelible Grace (website, YouTube, Instagram)
Indelible Grace Hymnbook
RUF
RUF Hymnbook
Roots and Wings: The Story of Indelible Grace and the RUF Hymns
see Jesus
Hymnology Archive by Chris Fenner
RUF at Belmont Podcast
History of Hymnody – Free Online Course taught by Kevin Twit for Covenant Theological Seminary
Indelible Grace: The Hymn Sing – Stream album on Amazon Music
Promised Land (RYM Worship Album by Joe Deegan)
Promised Land (Accompanying Bible Study)
CPYU Reading/Discussion Group on Facebook

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Holiness by J. C. Ryle
Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There by David Brooks
Retrofuture: Rediscovering Our Roots, Recharting Our Routes by Gerard Kelly
Letters of John Newton by John Newton
Reaching Out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for This Urgent Time by Marva Dawn
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright
Studies of Familiar Hymns
(and other works) by Louis Benson
Various books
by Robert J. Morgan
Our Hymn Writers and Their Hymns
by Faith Cook
Spurgeon’s Own Hymn Book by Charles Spurgeon
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure
by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

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Episode 88: What Youth Culture Did On Summer Vacation

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

CPYU Car Crash Blogs and Photos:
Lightning Has Struck Us Twice!… Keep Us In Your Prayers…
You Won’t Believe This… But I Must Show You…
CPYU Reading Group on Facebook
2019 MTV Video Music Awards
Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (music video)
Why Sex Work Is Real Work (Teen Vogue article)
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti (HBO Documentary about CTE)
Children, tackle football and the possible dangers of brain diseases
Study finds routine hits playing football cause damage to the brain
Opioids prescribed at high rates to adolescent patients
Teens’ Opioid Abuse May Be Gateway to Heroin
A study of 394,000 people warns this is when teenagers are most likely to try drugs
CPYU Trend Alert: My Child Is Abusing Drugs and Alcohol – What Do I Do?
CPYU Handout: The Stages of Addiction
CPYU Handout: Signs and Symptoms of Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles, white bread and french fries
Pennsylvania investigating 17 lung disease cases possibly linked to vaping
Hospitalizations highlight potential dangers of e-cigs to teens’ lungs
CPYU Factsheet: Texting While Driving
‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ Author Joshua Harris: “I Am Not a Christian”
Skillet rocker: Stop elevating Christian influencers, learning theology from praise songs

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
1969: The Year Everything Changed by Rob Kirkpatrick
The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, The Beginning of the “Sixties” by Jon Margolis
Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked
by Adam Alter
Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis by Christopher Nowinski
The Heart of a Servant Leader: Letters from Jack Miller by C. John Miller
Come Back, Barbara by C. John Miller and Barbara Miller Juliani

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Episode 87: “Navigating LGBTQ Issues” with Rosaria Butterfield

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Rosaria Butterfield – website
Harvest USA
Sexual Integrity Initiative

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into Christian Faith by Rosaria Butterfield
Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ by Rosaria Butterfield
The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World by Rosaria Butterfield
Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope. by Christopher Yuan & Angela Yuan
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story by Christopher Yuan

 

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Episode 86: “Self Promotion in Youth Ministry” with Mark Matlock and Derry Prenkert

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Mark Matlock – website
WisdomWorks
Mark Matlock escapes straight-jacket
Derry Prenkert
Derry Prenkert on DYM
My Third Decade Podcast
Youth Ministry Longevity Killers: The Big 3 – My Third Decade Podcast episode
Youth Specialties
All Is Well by Robin Mark
How To Take A Social Media “Purposeful Pause” – Free Handout from Walt Mueller and CPYU

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Titles written by Mark Matlock
The Road to Character by David Brooks
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks
The Ascent of a Leader by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, Ken McElrath
The Presence of the Kingdom by Jacques Ellul
Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

 

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Episode 85: “Designing Our Youth Rooms with Intentionality” with Bill McAlpine

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Bill McAlpine
Duffy Robbins
Marv Penner

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Sacred Space for the Missional Church: Engaging Culture through the Built Environment by William R. McAlpine

 

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Episode 84: “Insecurity” with John Perritt

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

John Perritt – bio
Reformed Youth Ministries
RYM – Youth Leader Training Conferences
The Local Youth Worker – RYM Podcast hosted by John Perritt
EPISODE 66: “YOUTH, SPORTS, AND MINISTRY” WITH JOHN PERRITT
Insecure: Fighting Our Lesser Fears with a Greater One by John Perritt
ChristianFocus.com
CPYU Reading Group on Facebook
EPISODE 41: “HOW IS YOUR PHONE CHANGING YOU?” WITH TONY REINKE
EPISODE 37: “SOCIAL MEDIA AND HAPPINESS” WITH DONNA FREITAS
I’m 14, and I quit social media after discovering what was posted about me
CPYU Seminars
How to Use Your Head to Guard Your Heart: A 3(D) Guide to Making Wise Media Choices

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
John Perritt books including:
Insecure: Fighting Our Lesser Fears with a Greater One
Time Out! The gift or god of Youth Sports
What Would Judas Do? Understanding faith through the most famous of the faithless
Your Days Are Numbered: A Closer Look at How We Spend Our Time & The Eternity Before Us

12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Ton Reinke
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood * and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge
The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell
When People are Big and God is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Edward T. Welch
What Do You Think Of Me? Why Do I Care? Answers to the Big Questions of Life by Edward T. Welch
Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Edward T. Welch
Paul Tripp Books
Crosstalk: Where Life & Scripture Meet by Michael R. Emlet

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Episode 83: “Understanding Transgender In A Changing Culture” with Peter Lynas

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Peter Lynas (staff page on Evangelical Alliance) (twitter)
Evangelical Alliance
Transformed: A brief biblical and pastoral introduction to understanding transgender in a changing culture
Unbelievable Podcast
How should the Church respond to Transgender? Peter Lynas and Jenny-Anne Bishop (Unbelievable Podcast episode)
Duffy Robbins (facebook)
Traditional Biblical Sexuality in a Changing Youth Culture 2020 (Symposium at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Transformed: Tim’s Story
Transformed: Jeanette’s Story
Parent reports of adolescents and young adults perceived to show signs of a rapid onset of gender dysphoria
Brown criticized for removing article on transgender study
Dr. Zucker Defied Trans Orthodoxy. Now He’s Vindicated.
Sexual Integrity Initiative
Harvest USA

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Mark Yarhouse books including:
Sexual Identity and Faith: Helping Clients Find Congruence
Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture
Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry
Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends

Listening To Sexual Minorities: A Study of Faith and Sexual Identity On Christian College Campuses by Mark Yarhouse, Janet B. Dean, Stephen P. Stratton, Michael Lastoria
God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity?
by Andrew T. Walker

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Episode 82: “Girls, Worldviews, and Contradictions” with Heather Zeiger

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Heather Zeiger – bio
Jodi Chung – Facebook
Episode 81: “Where Have All The Good Men Gone?” with Chris Walker
Salvo Magazine
Do You Like Me? The Contradictory Worlds of Today’s Teen Girls (article by Heather Zeiger for Salvo Magazine, subscription required)
Why More Teen Girls Are Getting Genital Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Trends for 2018 Are Being Shaped by Social Media
More millennials are getting plastic surgery, driven by social media and jobs
Episode 79: “Life, Sexuality, and a Christian Worldview” with Nancy Pearcey
Episode 24: “Liturgies, Our Loves and Our Habits” with James K. A. Smith
Fatherlessness: Absent Dads & Present Hardships (article by Heather Zeiger for Salvo Magazine, subscription required)
CPYU Seminars

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales
Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about life and Sexuality by Nancy R. Pearcey
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids are Growing up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood* and What That means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge
The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups by Leonard Sax
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith
Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian by Wesley Hill
Worldview: The History of a Concept by David K. Naugle
The Road to Character by David Brooks
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview by Albert M. Wolters
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog by James W. Sire

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Episode 81: “Where Have All The Good Men Gone?” with Chris Walker

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:

Chris Walker
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Veritas Academy
Westminster Theological Seminary
Five Lies Our Culture Tells – David Brooks article
The Briefing with Albert Mohler
The Research on What Creates Satisfied and Successful Kids – Tim Elmore blog that mentions the importance of chores as found in a Harvard study
Episode 24: “Liturgies, Our Loves and Our Habits” with James K. A. Smith
Christian Service Brigade
How to Use Your Head to Guard Your Heart: A 3(D) Guide to Making Wise Media Choices
Just Add Parents: Ready-To-Use Parent Meeting – “Raising Marketing-Savvy Kids”

 

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Spiritual Formation in Emerging Adulthood: A Practical Theology for College and Young Adult Ministry by David P. Setran and Chris A. Kiesling
Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers by Chap Clark
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups by Leonard Sax
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp
Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity by Gary Cross
The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager: A New History of the American Adolescent Experience by Thomas Hine
Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex & Brett Harris
The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face by Patrick M. Morley
The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men by Richard Phillips
God’s Wisdom for Navigating Life: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs by Timothy and Kathy Keller
Wise Up: 10-Minute Family Devotions in Proverbs by Marty Machowski
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith
The New City Catechism
Everyone’s A Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology by R.C. Sproul
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones

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Episode 79: “Life, Sexuality, and a Christian Worldview” with Nancy Pearcey

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Jason Mangrum
CPYU Reading Group on Facebook
Nancy Pearcey – bio
NancyPearcey.com
Houston Baptist University
The Pearcey Report
National Study of Youth and Religion
Bioethicist argues children’s ‘right’ to change sex trumps right of parents who object
Canadian Supreme Court Rules 14-Year-Old Can Have Hormone Injections without Parental Permission
Transgender Children and the Right to Transition: Medical Ethics When Parents Mean Well but Cause Harm
Paula Johnson Ted Talk: His and hers … health care
So what if abortion ends life?
It’s not conversion therapy to learn to love your body: A teen desister tells her story
Tales From the Millennials’ Sexual Revolution

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality by Nancy Pearcey
Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey
Saving Leonardo: A Call To Resist The Secular Assault On Mind, Morals, & Meaning by Nancy Pearcey
The Benedict Option: A Strategy For Christians In A Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher
The God Who Is There: The Book That Makes Sense Out of Your World  by Francis Schaeffer
Escape from Reason by Francis Schaeffer
The Mark of the Christian by Francis Schaeffer

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Episode 78: “Changing Youth Sports” with Brandon Day

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Brandon Day: Our Youth Sports Culture Is Broken
Richmond Community Schools
Richmond Blue Devil Athletics
David Fraze – Lubbock Christian University
Inside Out Initiative – Inspiring & Catalyzing Communities to Transform Sports Culture
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
NCAA: Estimated Probability of Competing In Professional Athletics
John Smoltz Issues Warning to Parents Of Young Baseball Players (during Hall of Fame induction speech)

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives by Joe Ehrmann
Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood by Jeffrey Marx
The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views On Success In Sports and Life by Mike Matheny
The Reason for Sports: A Christian Manifesto by Ted Kluck
Time Out! The Gift or God of Youth Sports by John Perritt
The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon by David Elkind
All Grown Up and No Place to Go: Teenagers in Crisis by David Elkind

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Episode 77: “Engaging Disability in Youth Ministry and Beyond” with Ashley Belknap

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Engaging Disability With The Gospel
Ashley Belknap
Engaging Disability With The Gospel Facebook Page
Email Ashley
Email Engaging Disability With The Gospel
Same Lake, Different Boat: Coming Alongside People Touched by Disability by Stephanie O. Hubach
Joni and Friends

Upcoming Training events available from Engaging Disability With The Gospel:
Youth Ministry: Enfolding and Discipling Teens with Disabilities – February 28, 2019
Noon/Morning Session: https://engagingdisability.org/event/youth-ministry-enfolding-discipling-teens-disabilities-noon-morning-session/
The entire training schedule can be found here.

Mount Hermon Camp – Kelsey Paterson
Christian Camping and Conference Association

Nappanee Missionary Church
Derry Prenkert
My Third Decade Podcast

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Episode 76: “Evangelism – Gospelizing Your Youth Ministry” with Greg Stier

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Greg Stier
Dare 2 Share
Dare 2 Share Live
Gospelize Your Youth Ministry: A Spicy “New” Philosphy of Ministry (That’s 2,000 Years Old) by Greg Stier
Text GOSPELIZE to 27126 to get a free digital copy!
Winter Jam 2019

How to Use Your Head to Guard Your Heart: A 3(D) Guide to Making Wise Media Choices – CPYU Media Discernment Resource

Other Books Mentioned or Recommended:
Basic Theology: A Popular Systematic Guide to Understanding Biblical Truth by Charles Ryrie
Lectures to My Students
 by Charles Spurgeon
Knowing God by J.I. Packer

 

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Episode 75: “Stressed Out” A Conversation About Anxiety With Walt Mueller

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Stressed Out – Teens and Anxiety handout
Stressed Out: Pushing Back on the Epidemic of Teen Anxiety (CPYU Seminar by Walt Mueller)
Various Lists of Phobias (here, here, here or here)
Christian Counseling and Education Foundation
CCEF Anxiety Conference Audio Set
Depression & Anxiety: How Can Churches Help? – CCEF Video
So Much Fear and Anxiety by Ed Welch
American College Health Association
Higher Education Research Institute Freshman Survey
Other CPYU resources, links, radio shows, etc. related to Anxiety

CPYU Seminars – seminar request form found here.
Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller radio show

Books Mentioned or Recommended:
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood* and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean Twenge
The Christian and Anxiety
 by Hans Urs von Balthasar

 

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Episode 74: “Scripture and Popular Music” with Steve Turner

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Steve Turner – bio
Turn, Turn, Turn: Popular Songs and Music Inspired by the Bible

More books mentioned written by Steve Turner:
Beatles ’66: The Revolutionary Year
The Gospel According to The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles’ Song
Popcultured: Thinking Christianly About Style, Media and Entertainment
Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts
The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love, and Faith of an American Legend
Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye
Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now
An Illustrated History of Gospel: Gospel Music From Early Spirituals to Modern Gospel
The Day I Fell Down the Toilet and Other Poems

Other Books and Resources:
Too Christian, Too Pagan: How to Love the World Without Falling For It by Dick Staub
How to Use Your Head to Guard Your Heart: A 3(D) Guide to Making Wise Media Choices
by Walt Mueller

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