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Saturday, November 23 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Communion Beyond Connection: Youth, Social Media, and Theology of Christian Relationality in an Age of Networks

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In this session we’ll consider a theologically grounded response to networked individualism, a new cultural configuration that drives teenagers’ love/hate obsession with social media and increasingly undergirds the kind of relationality that all of us pursue.  Critiquing the “selective sociality” of friendship in the digital age, we’ll explore the church’s calling to offer teenagers communion beyond connection. 


Speakers
avatar for Steve Argue

Steve Argue

Steve Argue is life development director at Mars Hill Bible Church, teaches youth ministry at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and speakes/writes on topics pertaining to adolescents, emerging adulthood, and spirituality. He's a doctoral student at Michigan State University researching teaching, learning, and undegraduate spiritual development.
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Laura Larsen

Laura Larsen lives in Kansas City working at both Youthfront and Second Presbyterian Church. Currently a DMin student at Fuller, she would be happy spending every afternoon with students and tweeting from @thelauralarsen. Laura is most spiritually disciplined in the fall when she is busy praying and fasting for her beloved LSU Tigers.
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Danielle Shroyer

Danielle Shroyer is the pastor of Journey Church in Dallas. She is the author of The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise, and speaks often on issues of theology, church leadership, and emerging communities of faith. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.
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Andrew Zirschky

Andrew Zirschky is the academic director of the Center for Youth Ministry Training, a doctoral fellow in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, an instructor of youth ministry at Memphis Seminary, and youth pastor at Restoration Community Church in Spring Hill, Tennessee. His hobbies include collecting job titles and taking long naps. Ordained in the Church of the Nazarene, he has 15 years of experience as a youth and college... Read More →


Saturday November 23, 2013 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Music City Center: 207 A-D

Attendees (105)