Youth Culture Matters: A CPYU Podcast

Episode 110: “A Look Back at Episode 24 with James K. A. Smith”

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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Episode 108: “Online Higher Education” with Duffy Robbins and 3 Grove City College Students

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

Grove City College
Duffy Robbins
Takedown of Online Education
@gospel.vision on Instagram
Ministry to Emerging Generations – Doctor of Ministry Track at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Family TableTalk Daily Devotionals from CPYU

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Episode 107: “What Will College Look Like in the Fall?” with Geneva College Leadership

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

Geneva College
Dr. Calvin L. Troup
Dr. Melinda Stephens
Anthony Turner
Jamie Swank
Family TableTalk Daily Devotionals from CPYU

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

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Episode 106: “A Post-Pandemic Theology of Youth Ministry” with Mike McGarry

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

Mike McGarry
South Shore Baptist Church: Hingham, MA
Thanos to Theos podcast (on Rooted Ministry website) @thanostotheos (Twitter) @thanostotheos (Instagram)
Family TableTalk Daily Devotionals from CPYU

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry: Teenagers in the Life of the Church by Michael McGarry
Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus In Digital Babylon by David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock

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Episode 105: “Is Youth Ministry Programming Dead?” A Roundtable Discussion With Youth Workers

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

Doug Franklin
LeaderTreks
Moving from Programming to Pastoring (blog from Doug Franklin)
Free Youth Ministry Resources for COVID-19 (from LeaderTreks)
Take Up Your Cross (Infographic from LeaderTreks)
John Perritt
Reformed Youth Ministries
Free Bible Studies (from RYM)
Podcasts (from RYM)
Cameron Cole
Rooted Ministry
Coronavirus Resources (from Rooted)
Tony Souder
Pray for Me Campaign
Episode 57: “Deep Youth Ministry” with Cameron Cole, Mike McGarry, and Kevin Yi
Episode 69: “Hope” with Cameron and Lauren Cole
Family TableTalk Daily Devotionals from CPYU

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy by Cameron Cole
Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren
The Book of Common Prayer

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 103: “Living in the Shadow of our Mortality” with Carl Trueman

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

Carl R. Trueman – bio
David “Duffy” Robbins – bio
Grove City College
Deaths Delayed (article by Carl Trueman)
First Things
Mortification of Spin (podcast co-hosted by Carl Trueman)
Carl Trueman videos on YouTube
Kes (movie based on the novel Kestrel for a Knave)
Celebrity Pastor: Indecent Exposure?
Family TableTalk (Free daily devotional for families from CPYU)
Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic
April Parent Page

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Various books by Carl Trueman
The Book of Common Prayer
Various works of Martin Luther
Summa Theologiae
by Thomas Aquinas
The Practice of Piety by Lewis Bayly
A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines
The Highwayman a poem by Alfred Noyes

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 102: “Mental Health for Families in Our Current Crisis” with Julie Lowe

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

Julie Lowe
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
Blog posts from Julie Lowe
When Bad Things Happen: Confronting Our Fears for the Future (General Session Audio of Julie Lowe at CCEF’s 2019 National Conference) – Currently FREE!
CCEF on Facebook
Helping Your Anxious Child – Article by Julie Lowe in The Journal of Biblical Counseling
CCEF Podcasts
CCEF YouTube Channel
Resources During Coronavirus Pandemic
April Parent Page

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Helping Your Anxious Child: What to Do When Worries Get Big by Julie Lowe
Child Proof: Parenting by Faith, Not Formula by Julie Lowe
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
A Student’s Guide to Anxiety by Edward T. Welch
When People Are Big And God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man by Edward T. Welch
A Small Book For The Anxious Heart: Meditations On Fear, Worry, And Trust 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

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 100: “What Should I Do Now? Youth Ministry in A Coronavirus World”

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

Chelsea Erickson
First Congregational Church of Hamilton
Kyle Hoffsmith
Old North Church
Kevin Yi
Church Everyday
Rooted
Coronavirus Resources from Rooted
Rooted Ministry on YouTube
Helping Students Redeem the Time During Quarantine by Chelsea Erickson
Sustaining Your Youth Ministry During a Global Pandemic by Kevin Yi
The Unique Ministry Opportunity in the Coronavirus Tragedy by Cameron Cole
Parenting with Patience in a Pandemic by Chap Bettis
CPYU Parent Page
CPYU’s Media Discernment Resources
Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A Guide for Christian Leaders by Andy Crouch
Zoom
Ligonier Ministries
The Gospel Coalition
TGC Courses by The Gospel Coalition
What Is the Gospel? from TGC Courses
Sean McDowell
Covenant Theological Seminary
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The New City Catechism
Video Resources from The New City Catechism
Free Resources for Your Stay at Home during COVID-19 from Crossway
Episode 69: “Hope” with Cameron and Lauren Cole

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy by Cameron Cole
Heaven by Randy Alcorn
The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter
What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
Who Is Jesus? by Greg Gilbert
J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life
by Paul E. Miller
What Happens After I Die? by Michael Allen Rogers
The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
by Dallas Willard

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 99: “Responsible Teaching of The Bible” with Matt Kim

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

Kyle Hoffsmith
Old North Church
Matt Kim
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Episode 46: “Should We Use Someone Else’s Talk or Sermon?” with Scott Gibson
Pastors and Plagiarism
Bible Hub
Logos
Daily Dose of Greek
Daily Dose of Hebrew
Daily Dose of Latin

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
A Little Book For New Preachers: Why and How to Study Homiletics by Matthew D. Kim
Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons by Matthew D. Kim
Finding Our Voice: A Vision for Asian North American Preaching by Matthew D. Kim and Daniel Wong
The NIV Application Commentary by various authors
Tyndale Commentaries Complete Set by various authors
70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know by Matthew Richard Schlimm
The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller
The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World by Rosaria Butterfield

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 98: “No Phones For A Week” with Donna Freitas

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

Donna Freitas, Ph.D. – website (featuring her bio, books, and speaking opportunities)
Freshmen Give Up Cellphones for One Week
‘It’s Really Refreshing And Relaxing’: College Students Say Ditching Their Smartphones For A Week Changed Their Lives
‘Life Unplugged’: College Professor Making Students Give UP Smartphones For A Week To Test Addiction
What is the importance of ‘unplugging’ from social media and technology? (Dr. Donna Freitas on her research for the book The Happiness Effect)
Like? Social Media and Happiness – Dr. Donna Freitas (Video Presentation on YouTube)
Dr. Donna Freitas on Hookup Culture (Video on YouTube)
The Common Sense Census
How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day (TED Talk from Tristan Harris)
Connected, but alone? (Ted Talk from Sherry Turkle)
Human Contact Is Now A Luxury Good

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
The Happiness Effect: How Social Media Is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost by Donna Freitas
Sex and the Soul: Juggling Sexuality, Spirituality, Romance, and Religion on America’s College Campuses
by Donna Freitas
How to Break Up With Your Phone
by Catherine Price
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
by Sherry Turkle

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 96: “Seizing the Day, Generationalism and More” with Os Guinness

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

Os Guinness – website
Os Guinness – bio
Os Guinness – books

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning The Times by Os Guinness
Carpe Diem Regained : The Vanishing Art of Seizing The Day by Roman Krznaric
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
The Tech-Wise Family: Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place by Andy Crouch

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 95: “Your Sexuality Is Not Who You Are” with Christopher Yuan

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

Christopher Yuan – website
Christopher Yuan – bio
Chelsea Erickson – bio
Rooted
First Congregational Church of Hamilton
Project Six19
Sexual Integrity Initiative
Why ‘God and the Gay Christian’ Is Wrong About the Bible and Same-Sex Relationships (article for Christianity Today by Christopher Yuan)
CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story by Christopher Yuan
Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope
by Christopher Yuan & Angela Yuan
Various books by Rosaria Butterfield
The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life
by Dennis P. Hollinger
God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation by Andreas J. Kostenberger, David W. Jones
A Biblical Theology of Singleness
by Barry Danylak
Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life
by Barry Danylak
Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality
by Nancy R. Pearcey
God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity?
by Andrew T. Walker
Transgender: Christian Compassion, Convictions and Wisdom for Today’s Big Issues
by Vaughan Roberts
Is God anti-gay? And Other Questions About Homosexuality, The Bible and Same-Sex Attraction
by Sam Allberry

 

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