Contribution to Book
During the teenage period, a youth shapes his or her identity in confirmation with the group he or she belongs to. The identity our church provides at that stage is a particular modern identity shaped by a modern rational world-view. At a later stage, our youth will find themselves in conflict with the identity provided by the church and their own mainly postmodern world-view. In this paper, I will explore the possible changes in our identity that will have to take place in order to accommodate the postmodern world-view. I will also argue that the church has to accommodate this world-view, though not uncritically, as it is no longer an option. I hope that this will enable us to find the boundaries of our flexibility and our willingness to adapt to a new way of thinking.
Ministering with Millennials: A Complete Report on the 180° Symposium
Roger L. Dudley with Allan Walshe
The 180° Symposium
Tuinstra, Jeroen, "An Adventist Identity for Postmodern Youth" (2009). 180 Symposium Publications. 75.
Posed with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University