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Saturday, November 18 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Five Hundred Years of Youth Ministry: What Preachers of the Past Said About Teenagers of the Past and Why It Matters for Today

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Have you ever heard the following myths? Adolescence is a new phenomenon. In the olden days, people were adulting by the time they reached their mid-teens. Today’s adolescents are navigating an unnatural stage of life. The foundational worries of today’s parents of adolescents are new. The church has only recently begun focusing on adolescence/adolescents. The reality is that adolescence (the life stage) and adolescents (the people) have been discussed, depicted and decried for centuries. In this seminar we’ll take a rousing romp through what society, parents and preachers have been saying about teenagers for the past five hundred years, and we’ll discuss why this is important for us to know today.

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Crystal Kirgiss

Crystal Kirgiss, Ph.D., has worked with students for 30 years. She writes for YouthWalk magazine, has written for many specialty Bible editions and is the author or coauthor of many books, including “In Search of Adolescence: A New Look at an Old Idea.” Crystal lectures at Purdue University on the history of adolescence, and... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
L10 Cook Convention Center 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

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