Mend the gap : can the church reconnect the generations? / Jason Gerdner.

By: Gardner, JasonMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Nottingham, England : Inter-Varsity Press, 2008Description: 218 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 1844742849 :Subject(s): Intergenerational relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Christian sociology | Church work -- Social aspectsLOC classification: BV4517.5
Contents:
Pt. 1. Making the Gap: Youth Culture and Consumption -- 1. In the beginning: Empire ideals and adolescence -- 2. The cost of cool: the impact of consumerism -- 3. Swapping loyalties: the rise of peer influence and youth management -- Pt. 2. Mind the Gap: Generational Tensions and the Church -- 4. Technology and the transfer of power -- 5. 'Mummy, what's an adult?' -- 6. Family life and discipling young people -- 7. Church and the generation gap: a growing conflict and challenges to discipleship -- Pt. 3. Mend the Gap: Being God's Kingdom Community -- 8. Generational tensions: can the gap be bridged? -- 9. A family affair -- 10. Mend the gap -- App. 1. Glossary -- App. 2. Resources.
Review: "As society rapidly alters, the gap between young and old threatens to become a deep fracture in the heart of families, communities - and churches. Resisting simplistic solutions, Jason Gardner deftly analyses the reasons for the growing generation gap, including the role of the church. He provides practical steps forward for church leaders, youthworkers and parents. Underpinning this hopeful book is an unshaking belief in Christ's burning ability to inspire a 'whole big bad beautiful mix of people to follow him, regardless of their age'."--BOOK JACKET.
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Pt. 1. Making the Gap: Youth Culture and Consumption -- 1. In the beginning: Empire ideals and adolescence -- 2. The cost of cool: the impact of consumerism -- 3. Swapping loyalties: the rise of peer influence and youth management -- Pt. 2. Mind the Gap: Generational Tensions and the Church -- 4. Technology and the transfer of power -- 5. 'Mummy, what's an adult?' -- 6. Family life and discipling young people -- 7. Church and the generation gap: a growing conflict and challenges to discipleship -- Pt. 3. Mend the Gap: Being God's Kingdom Community -- 8. Generational tensions: can the gap be bridged? -- 9. A family affair -- 10. Mend the gap -- App. 1. Glossary -- App. 2. Resources.

"As society rapidly alters, the gap between young and old threatens to become a deep fracture in the heart of families, communities - and churches. Resisting simplistic solutions, Jason Gardner deftly analyses the reasons for the growing generation gap, including the role of the church. He provides practical steps forward for church leaders, youthworkers and parents. Underpinning this hopeful book is an unshaking belief in Christ's burning ability to inspire a 'whole big bad beautiful mix of people to follow him, regardless of their age'."--BOOK JACKET.

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