Youth Culture Matters: A CPYU Podcast

Episode 120: “Redeeming Power” with Dr. Diane Langberg

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

Dr. Diane Langberg (Bio and Journey)
DianeLangberg.com
Diane Langberg online training videos
How Should the Church Respond to Abusers? (blog post from Dr. Langberg)
How Churches Elevate and Protect Abusive Pastors (article on Christianity Today by Dr. Langberg)
Dr. Langberg’s books
Global Trauma Recovery Institute
Trauma Healing Institute
GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment)
Trauma Healing Advisory Council – American Bible Society
CPYU Virtual Parent Seminars
The Goldbergs

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church by Diane Langberg
Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores by Diane Langberg
Counsel for Pastors’ Wives by Diane Langberg
Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Diane Langberg
On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Diane Langberg
In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors by Diane Langberg
What Is A Girl Worth? My story of breaking the silence and experience the truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics by Rachael Denhollander

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Episode 119: “Encouragement for Bi-Vocational Youth Leaders” with Jordan Martin

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

Jordan Martin
Martin Paving
Duffy Robbins
Marv Penner
Youth Ministry Sherpas
Youth Ministry Team Podcast
DYM Podcast Network
Cultivated Podcast
Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller (daily 60-second radio show and podcast)
Mortification of Spin Podcast
Dissect Podcast
Unbelievable? Podcast
The Alisa Childers Podcast
Tackling the Tough Stuff Seminars
“When to Refer” handout provided by Marv Penner
National Network of Youth Ministries
Church Law & Tax
Jim Burns at HomeWord
Rooted Ministry
Reformed Youth Ministries
LeaderTreks
CPYU Virtual Parent Seminars

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Hope and Healing for Kids Who Cut: Learning to Understand and Help Those Who Self-Injure by Marv Penner
This Way to Youth Ministry Companion Guide: Readings, Case Studies, Resources to Begin the Journey by Duffy Robbins and Len Kageler
Youth Ministry Nuts & Bolts: Organizing, Leading, and Managing Your Youth Ministry by Duffy Robbins
Building a Youth Ministry that Builds Disciples: A Small Book About a Big Idea by Duffy Robbins
Your First Two Years In Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right by Doug Fields
Teaching That Makes a Difference; How to Teach for Holistic Impact by Dan Lambert

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Episode 118: “Effective Youth Ministry” with Ron Belsterling

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

Ron Belsterling (bio)
American Gospel: Christ Alone (Netflix Documentary)
CPYU Virtual Parent Seminars
Youth Culture Today with Walt Mueller (daily 60-second radio show and podcast)

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
A Defense of Youth Ministry: Attachment Relationship Ministry by Ron Belsterling
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling by Andy Crouch
Too Christian, Too Pagan: How to Love the World Without Falling For It by Dick Staub
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It’s Impossible to be Spiritually Mature While Remaining Emotionally Immature by Peter Scazzero
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark A. Noll
The Juvenilization of American Christianity by Thomas E. Bergler
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel
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 Next Story: Life and Faith After the Digital Explosion by Tim Challies
A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry: Teenagers in the Life of the Church by Michael McGarry
Re/Modeling Youth Ministry: A Biblical Blueprint for Ministering to Students by Christopher Talbot
First-Century Youth Ministry: Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship by Heather Quiroz

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Episode 117: “Another Gospel?” with Alisa Childers

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

Alisa Childers (website)

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity by Alisa Childers
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, and Claude King
A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World by John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle

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Episode 116: “Girls Over The Brink?” with Dr. Leonard Sax

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

Leonard Sax MD PhD (website)
Amy Flavin
Why WAP Matters – Dr. Sax article on The Public Discourse
Sexual Integrity Initiative
Project Six19
Parent reports of adolescents and young adults perceived to show signs of a rapid onset of gender dysphoria – Lisa Littman research
Politicizing Pediatrics: How the AAP’s Transgender Guidelines Undermine Trust in Medical Authority – Dr. Sax article on The Public Discourse
Transition as Treatment: The Best Studies Show the Worst Outcomes
Teens Did Surprisingly Well in Quarantine
Teens in Quarantine: Mental Health, Screen Time, and Family Connection 2020 – Research by Jean Twenge (and others)

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Girls on the Edge: Why So Many Girls Are Anxious, Wired, And Obsessed – And What Parents Can Do by Leonard Sax
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
by Leonard Sax
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men
by Leonard Sax
Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
by Leonard Sax
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
by Abigail Shrier

 

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Episode 115: “Sabbath” with A.J. Swoboda

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A.J. Swoboda
Holy Spirit Leadership & Ministry Practice DMin Cohort with A.J. Swoboda
Thank You for Being Late – Google Talk from Thomas L. Friedman
Youth Suicide rate increased dramatically in last decade, CDC says
Sabbath Living

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World by A.J. Swoboda
After Doubt: How to Question Your Faith without Losing It by A.J. Swoboda

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Episode 114: “Youth Culture Trends Of Summer 2020” A Youthworker Round Table Discussion

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

Mike McGarry (Rooted) (South Shore Baptist Church)
thanos to theos podcast
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – Ministry to Emerging Generations Doctoral Track
Kerry Trunfio (Rooted) (Our Savior Lutheran Church)
Chelsea Erickson (Rooted) (First Congregational Church of Hamilton)
Kevin Yi (Rooted) (Church Everyday)
Parent reports of adolescents and young adults perceived to show signs of a rapid onset of gender dysphoria (research by Lisa Littman of Brown University)
Lead Them Home – Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones
Even the mellowest teens are raging against the pandemic quarantine. Here’s how to help them cope.
Faith in an Anxious World: A 4-week High School Curriculum from Fuller Youth Institute
Youth Culture Today
Voice of Calvary Ministries
Confessing Complicity in Systemic Sin
thanos to theos podcast – Episode 6: Re-Inking the Color of Comics: A Conversation On Race and Representation in Comics and Ministry
Leader Treks
Family TableTalk Daily Devotionals from CPYU
CPYU Trend Alert – The Sex-Positive Movement

Books mentioned or helpful to the conversation:
A Biblical Theology of Youth Ministry: Teenagers in the Life of the Church by Mike McGarry
Practical Theology: An Introduction by Richard R. Osmer
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier
A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
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 Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
Let Justice Roll Down by John M. Perkins
The Book of Common Prayer
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World by A.J. Swoboda

CPYU Reading Discussion Group on Facebook

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Episode 113: “A Look Back at Episode 50 with Tony Souder”

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 is a discussion about intergenerational prayer and the “Pray For Me” campaign. Listen in to a replay of Episode 50: “Intergenerational Ministry Through Prayer” with Tony Souder. The original episode has been edited to begin today’s version at the onset of our interview with Tony. The full episode was originally released on December 22, 2017.

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

Tony Souder – bio
Pray for Me Campaign
Pray for Me – Prayer Guides
Fuller Youth Institute – Sticky Faith
CPYU Seminars

Books Mentioned or Recommended:
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CPYU Highly recommends the book below be purchased through Hearts & Minds Bookstore.

Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith by Scotty Smith
Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life by Scotty Smith
The Book of Common Prayer
The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions edited by Arthur G. Bennett

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Episode 112: “A Look Back at Episode 29 with Scotty 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 is an encouraging conversation with Pastor Scotty Smith. Listen in to a replay of Episode 29: “Prayer, God’s Story, and Preaching the Gospel to Yourself” with Scotty Smith. The original episode has been edited to begin today’s version at the onset of our interview with Scotty. The full episode was originally released on February 1, 2017.

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Other resources and links:
Scotty Smith – Twitter
Scotty’s blog on The Gospel Coalition
“God’s Story” by David Arms
“God’s Story” narrative
More works of art by David Arms

Books Mentioned:
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CPYU Highly recommends the book below be purchased through Hearts & Minds Bookstore.

Books by Scotty Smith:
Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to Gospel-Centered Faith
 by Scotty Smith
Every Season Prayers: Gospel-Centered Prayers for the Whole of Life by Scotty Smith
Speechless: Living In Awe of God’s Disruptive Grace by Steven Curtis Chapman and Scotty Smith

Other books mentioned:
Come Back, Barbara by C. John Miller & Barbara Miller Juliani (this title is available in the CPYU Resource Center here)
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller
Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin by Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
The Heart of a Servant Leader by C. John Miller

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Episode 111: “A Look Back at Episode 13 with Dr. Virginia Ward”

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 is a look back at a discussion with Dr. Virginia Ward on the topic of racial inequality and youth ministry. Listen in to a replay of Episode 13: “Race, Youth Ministry, and The Church” with Dr. Virginia Ward. This episode was originally released on July 14, 2016.

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Resources and links mentioned in the podcast:
Dr. Virginia Ward (bio here and here)
Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME) also known as the Boston Campus
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Tackling the Tough Stuff Seminar from CPYU
Sexual Integrity Initiative

Books Mentioned:
CPYU Highly recommends the books below be purchased through Hearts & Minds Bookstore.
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Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ To Engage Our Multicultural World by David A. Livermore
Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America
by Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson
The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong-Chan Rah
Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church
by Soong-Chan Rah
The Heart of Racial Justice: How Soul Change Leads to Social Change
by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
as Told to Alex Haley
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by Clayborne Carson
I Never Had It Made: Jackie Robinson An Autobiography

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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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CPYU Highly recommends the book below be purchased through Hearts & Minds Bookstore.

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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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

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