Youth Culture Matters: A CPYU Podcast

Episode 155: “Exploring Faith’s Big Questions” with Mary Jo Sharp

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Mary Jo Sharp (website)
Darkroom
Episode 7/Suffering – Max Wants to End It All
Mary Jo Sharp resources
Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller radio show and podcast

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist Reckoning with the Sad Reputation Christians Give a Good God by Mary Jo Sharp
Why Do You Believe That? A Faith Conversation
by Mary Jo Sharp
More books by Mary Jo Sharp
The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus
by Lee Strobel

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Episode 154: Teaching God’s Plan for Sex and Gender at Home and in the Church

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Kyle Hoffsmith (website) (church)
Jessica Van Rees (church)
Layne Hedden (Instagram)
God’s Plan for Sex and Gender: 10 Teaching Points for Home and Church
Episode 152: “Responding to the 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity” A Discussion with Youth Workers – Part 1
Episode 153: “Responding to the 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity” A Discussion with Youth Workers – Part 2
Episode 127: “Purity Culture, Modesty, and a Better View of Biblical Sexuality” with Rachel Joy Welcher
Episode 95: “Your Sexuality is Not Who You Are” with Christopher Yuan
Harvest USA
The Word in Youth Ministry podcast
Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller radio show and podcast

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity by Michael J. Kruger
Knowing Sin: Seeing a Neglected Doctrine Through the Eyes of the Puritans by Mark Jones
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story by Christopher Yuan
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness & Homosexuality by Wesley Hill
God Made Boys and Girls: Helping Children Understand The Gift of Gender by Marty Machowski
Gender: A Conversation Guide for Parents and Pastors by Brian Seagraves & Hunter Leavine
God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say about Gender Identity? by Andrew T. Walker
God, You, & Sex: A Profound Mystery by David White
Alive: Gospel Sexuality for Students by Harvest USA

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Episode 153: “Responding to the 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity” a Discussion with Youth Workers – Part 2

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Kyle Hoffsmith (website) (church)
Kerry Trunfio (church) (Rooted Ministry)
Claire Teague (church)
Jessica Van Rees (church)
David Correa (church)
Mike Terry (church)
Episode 152: “Responding to the 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity” A Discussion with Youth Workers – Part 1
Episode 117: “Another Gospel?” with Alisa Childers
The Word in Youth Ministry podcast
Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller radio show and podcast
CPYU Media Discernment Resources
The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens, 2021

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity by Michael J. Kruger
If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus by Philip Gulley
Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity by Alisa Childers
Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture by Gene Edward Veith, Jr.
Knowing Sin: Seeing a Neglected Doctrine Through the Eyes of the Puritans by Mark Jones
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers edited by Arthur Bennett
Why We Love The Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion by Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck
A Student’s Guide to Navigating Culture by Walt Mueller
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story by Christopher Yuan
The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey into Christian Faith by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens by Leigh Finke
The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter
Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview by Albert M. Wolters
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story by Nancy Guthrie

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Episode 152: “Responding to the 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity” a Discussion with Youth Workers – Part 1

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Kyle Hoffsmith (website) (church)
Kerry Trunfio (church) (Rooted Ministry)
Claire Teague (church)
Jessica Van Rees (church)
David Correa (church)
Mike Terry (church)
Episode 117: “Another Gospel?” with Alisa Childers
The Word in Youth Ministry podcast
Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller radio show and podcast

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Ten Commandments of Progressive Christianity by Michael J. Kruger
If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus by Philip Gulley
Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity by Alisa Childers
One-to-One Bible Reading: A Simple Guide for Every Christian by David Helm
Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
The Biggest Story ABC by Kevin DeYoung
The Need for Creeds Today: Confessional Faith in a Faithless Age by J.V. Fesko
The Creedal Imperative by Carl R. Trueman
Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful: A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church by Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
The Cross of Christ by John Stott
Why We Love The Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion by Kevin DeYoung & Ted Kluck

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Episode 147: “What Is Social Media Doing To Us and Our Kids?” with Chris Martin

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Chris Martin (@ChrisMartin17 on Twitter)
Terms of Service Newsletter from Chris Martin
The Metaverse Church – Mortification of Spin Podcast episode

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Terms of Service: The Real Cost of Social Media by Chris Martin
Practical Theology: An Introduction
by Richard R. Osmer
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life
by David Foster Wallace
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
by Neil Postman
The Birds Our Teachers: Biblical Lessons from a Lifelong Bird Watcher
by John Stott

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Episode 146: “The Right to Happiness” with Crystal Kirgiss and Duffy Robbins

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Crystal Kirgiss
Duffy Robbins
“We Have No Right To Happiness” – C.S. Lewis’s final words of caution (blog post from Crystal)
C.S. Lewis’s Last Written Word: We Have No Right to Happiness (includes text of Lewis’s article)
The Voice of the Martyrs
Gateway to Joy – Radio Program of Elisabeth Elliot
An interview with Dr. Helen Roseveare
Water My Soul by Lucy Shaw (book with Foreward by Eugene Peterson that recalls the John Muir story)

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King by Matthew W. Bates
The Gospel Precisely: Surprisingly Good News about Jesus Christ the King by Matthew W. Bates
The Benedict Option: A Strategy For Christians In A Post-Christian Nation by Rod Dreher
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers by Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton
Various books by David F. Wells
Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World by Tara Isabella Burton
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution by Carl R. Trueman
A Sure Guide to Hell. By Belzebub
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight
Daily Inspiration from the Lion’s Den: Devotionals to help you Stand Strong Through The Storm by Paul Estabrooks
The Fellowship of the Suffering: How Hardship Shapes Us for Ministry and Mission by Paul Borthwick and Dave Ripper
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
Becoming Elisabeth Elliot by Ellen Vaughn
Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot
A Sacred Sorrow: Reaching Out to God in the Lost Language of Lament by Michael Card

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Episode 145: “Choosing a Godly Husband” with Tom Stein

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Tom Stein (bio)
For What It’s Worth (Tom Stein’s blog)
A Letter to My Daughter – Tom Stein on the Seven L’s of Husband-Hunting
Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity
The Banner of Truth Magazine
Key findings on marriage and cohabitation in the U.S.
Rising Share of U.S. Adults Are Living Without a Spouse or Partner

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Each for the Other, Marriage as it’s Meant to Be by Bryan Chapell with Kathy Chapell
Marriage: 6 Gospel Commitments Every Couple Needs to Make by Paul David Tripp
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
No Ordinary Marriage: Together for God’s Glory by Tim Savage
Marriage Minibooks from New Growth Press and CCEF

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Episode 144: “What Should We Make of Rachel Held Evans’ Children’s Book?” A Discussion with Elizabeth Urbanowicz

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Elizabeth Urbanowicz (bio)
Foundation Worldview
“What is God Like” Book Review: Helping Our Kids Discern What God Is Like…And What He Is Not
Foundation Worldview Early Childhood Series (ages 4-7)
Foundation Worldview Comparative Worldview Curriculum (ages 8-12)
Foundation Worldview Careful Thinking Curriculum (ages 10-14)
Foundation Worldview Book Club
Christianity Today 2022 Book Awards
Mama Bear Apologetics
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:
What Is God Like? by Rachel Held Evans and Matthew Paul Turner
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution by Carl R. Trueman
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers by Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton
Strange Rites: New Religions For A Godless World by Tara Isabella Burton
Mama Bear Apologetics Book Series by Hillary Morgan Ferrer
A Student’s Guide to Navigating Culture by Walt Mueller

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Episode 141: “Work” with Dan Doriani

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Dan Doriani (bio)
@dandoriani (Twitter)
Covenant Theological Seminary
Center for Faith & Work St. Louis
Working with Dan Doriani (Podcast of the Center for Faith and Work St. Louis)
Why are so many Americans quitting their jobs?
The Great Resignation Is Accelerating

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Work That Makes a Difference by Daniel M. Doriani
Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation by Daniel M. Doriani
Other books by Daniel M. Doriani
Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy by Mathew Kaemingk and Cory B. Wilson
Work: The Meaning of Your Life, A Christian Perspective by Lester DeKoster
Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life by Douglas J. Schuurman
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford

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Episode 139: “Cultivating Wisdom” with Brett McCracken

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Brett McCracken (website)
@brettmccracken (Twitter)
@bwmccracken (Instagram)
The Gospel Coalition

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Wisdom Pyramid: Feeding Your Soul in a Post-Truth World by Brett McCracken
Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community
by Brett McCracken
A Secular Age
by Charles Taylor
Klara and the Sun
by Kazuo Ishiguro

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Episode 138: “Encouragement from Walt’s First Youth Pastor” with Phil Douglass

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Phil Douglass
Covenant Seminary
3 Reasons Your Youth Leader Needs Seminary Training
Tim Keller’s website
Free Tim Keller sermon audio downloads

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Youth Ministry: Its Renewal in the Local Church by Lawrence O. Richards
The Gospel of John, 5 Volumes, commentary series
by James Montgomery Boice
Romans, 4 Volumes, commentary series
by James Montgomery Boice
Come to the Waters: Daily Bible Devotions for Spiritual Refreshment
by James Montgomery Boice

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Episode 137: “Sexual Attitudes and Practices of Evangelical Young Adults” with David Ayers

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
David Ayers (bio)
Ayers takes up cohabitation in Christianity Today article
The Cohabitation Dilemma Comes for America’s Pastors (Christianity Today article)
Institute for Family Studies
Sex and the Single Evangelical
National Survey of Family Growth
3(D) Review of “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” by Lil Nas X
Barna
Porn in the Digital Age: New Research Reveals 10 Trends
Cultural Research Center American Worldview Inventory 2021 Releases (from Arizona Christian University)
Grove City College YouTube Channel (Stay tuned for David Ayers “Life of the Mind Lecture Series”)

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Beyond the Revolution: Sex and the Single Evangelical by David Ayers (forthcoming 2021)
Christian Marriage: A Comprehensive Introduction
by David Ayers
The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution by Carl Trueman
Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers by Christian Smith and Lundquist Denton
The Porn Phenomenon: The Impact of Pornography in the Digital Age A Barna Report
The Future of Christian Marriage by Mark Regnerus
Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy by Mark Regnerus
Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying by Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker

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Episode 136: “A Student’s Guide to Navigating Culture”

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Resources, links, or other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
A Student’s Guide to Navigating Culture by Walt Mueller
Kevin Yi (on Twitter @kevinhyi)
Thanos to Theos Podcast
Kyle Hoffsmith (bio at Old North Church) (on Twitter @Kyle_Hoffsmith)
The Word in Youth Ministry Podcast
What’s New At School? Reading, Writing, And Gender Education… (Walt Mueller blog post)
CPYU Media Discernment Resources
3(D) Review: Olivia Rodrigo “good 4 u” song/video

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
A Student’s Guide to Navigating Culture by Walt Mueller
You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit by James K. A. Smith
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne

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