Postmodern Children’s Ministry

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I am glad people are still using the name “postmodern”, despite the spanking being given to the name by the church. The book looks good and i will no doubt buy it when i get the chance. Blog link on Subvergence.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

6 Comments

  • No spanking intended…I think postmodern is a valuable word that still merits a lot of discussion. Moreso, I think I was revealing my own cynicism at the ability of the Christian marketing machine to kick in, and how that might have kept me from reading what appears to be a worthwhile book.

  • I think that this is a great book. I do agree that I tire of seeing the latest title added to Christian books. This one is different though. Ivy Beckwith does a great job generating interest and awareness about post-modernity in children’s ministry. Sadly, as one working in children’s ministry, so many children’s pastors and teachers are foreign to the concept of post-modernity. Beckwith really helps to open peoples eyes and offer some good insight.
    Ken

  • The 2 possibilities on p. 38 merit discussion by persons leading children’s ministry. Beckwith points to a “preferred” future while making a reasonable assumption about the fate of much of our current practice. Reading at least the first two chapters is worth the price of the book

  • The 2 possibilities on p. 38 merit discussion by persons leading children’s ministry. Beckwith points to a “preferred” future while making a reasonable assumption about the fate of much of our current practice. Reading at least the first two chapters is worth the price of the book

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