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Jesus loves you and evolution is true : why youth ministry needs science / Sara Sybesma Tolsma and Jason Lief.

Tolsma, Sara Sybesma, (author.). Lief, Jason, (author.).

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Milford Library 259.23 TOL (Text) 30352101302145 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 150643973X (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781506439730 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2019]

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Introduction: Asking good questions / Jason Lief -- Making connections : science and faith / Sara Sybesma Tolsma -- Baseball and Barth : why youth ministry needs evolution / Jason Lief -- Adam and Lucy : what evolution says about being human / Sara Sybesma Tolsma -- The cross and creation : Saint Francis, evolution, and the love of God / Jason Lief -- Tending the garden : what evolution says about our future / Sara Sybesma Tolsma -- Jesus can hit a curve ball : what it means to be made in the image of God / Jason Lief -- When Darwin wept : redeeming suffering and death / Sara Sybesma Tolsma -- Embracing our animal : youth ministry in a secular world / Jason Lief -- Epilogue / Jason Lief.
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Science is not a danger to the faith of Christian youth. In fact, Sara Sybesma Tolsma, an award-winning scientist, and Jason Lief, a leading practical theologian, argue that youth ministry needs science to help young people explore their relationship to God and engage their world faithfully. Jesus Loves You and Evolution Is True invites the church and its leaders to open their minds and hearts to what science can tell us about our human lives and our connections to, and role in, our natural world. But it does not stop there: evolutionary science is theological, argues Lief and Tolsma, and so it must have a central place in the day-to-day work of youth ministry. If the church wants to help youth develop robust spiritual lives and prepare them for the challenges that life will bring them, pastors, faith leaders, and youth workers must not only engage science but embrace its lessons for the life and practice of Christian faith today.
Subject: Church work with youth.
Religion and science.
Evolution > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Christian life.
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