Selected Readings from YMI Presenters

Resources Authored by YMI Guest Lecturers 2012 – 2015

Dr. Evelyn Parker

 ParkerAssociate Professor of Practical Theology and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Author of:

Trouble Don’t Last Always: Emancipatory Hope Among African American Adolescents

The Sacred Selves of Adolescent Girls: Hard Stories of Race, Class, and Gender (Editor)

In Search of Wisdom: Faith Formation in the Black Church (Co-Editor)

Dr. Christian Smith

chrissmithphotoProfessor Smith specializes in the sociology of religion and social theory. He joined the Notre Dame faculty in fall 2006, coming from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as the Stuart Chapin Distinguished Professor of Sociology. Author of:

Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

What Is a Person?: Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and the Moral Good from the Person Up

Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults

Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture

Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America

Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church

The Rev. Dr. Lillian DanielLillian Daniel

Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn. Author of:

When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God In Surprising Places, Even the Church

Tell It Like It Is: Reclaiming the Practice of Testimony

Dr. Nadja Reilly reilly-nadja

Dr. Reilly is the Associate Director of the Freedman Center for Child and Family Development at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP). Author of: 

Anxiety and Depression in the Classroom: A Teacher’s Guide to Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students

Dr. Anne WimberlyWimberly

Professor of Christian Ethics at Interdenominational Theological Center, where she also serves as the Director of the Youth Hope-Builders Academy. Author of:

Keep it Real: Working with Today’s Black Youth

Soul Stories: African American Christian Education

Children’s Sermons

In Search of Wisdom: Faith Formation in the Black Church (Co-Editor)

Dr. David White david_white_HR

C. Elis and Nancy Gribble Nelson Associate Professor of Christian Education, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Author of:

Dreamcare: A Theology of Youth, Spirit, and Vocation

Practicing Discernment with Youth: A Transformative Youth Ministry Approach

Awakening Youth Discipleship in a Consumer Culture (Co-Author)

Mark DeVriesMark DeVries

Founder of Youth Ministry Architects and the Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families at the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Author of:

Sustainable Youth Ministry: Why Most Youth Ministry Doesn’t Last and What Your Church Can Do About It

Family-Based Youth Ministry

Bridges: 15 Sessions to Connect Teenagers and Adults (Co-Author)

The Indispensable Youth Pastor: How to Land, Love, and Lock in Your Youth Ministry Dream Job (Co-Author)

Dr. Yolanda Smith Yolanda Smith

Research Scholar and Lecturer in Christian Education, Yale Divinity School. Author of:

Women’s Spirituality and Education in the Black Church

Reclaiming the Spirituals: New Possibilities for African American Christian Education

Dr. Andrew Root

Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth Ministry and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary
Author of:

Relationships Unfiltered

Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry

Taking Theology to Youth Ministry

Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry

The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being

The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry

Dr. Chap ClarkChap Clark

Vice Provost for Regional Campuses and Strategic Projects and Professor of Youth, Family and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary
Author of:

Deep Justice in a Broken World: Helping Your Kids Serve Others and Right the Wrongs Around Them

Deep Ministry in a Shallow World: Not-So-Secret Findings About Youth Ministry

Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World

Hurt: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers

Hurt 2.0: Inside the World of Today’s Teenagers (Youth, Family, and Culture)

New Directions for Youth Ministry

Starting Right: Thinking Theologically About Youth Ministry

Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids

Dr. Rodger Nishioka
Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education, Columbia Theological Seminary
Author of the upcoming: @ Church? Ministry with Young Adults

Insights from the Underside: An Intergenerational Conversation of Ministers

OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook

Rooted in Love: 52 Meditations and Stories for Youth Ministry Leaders (Roots of Youth Ministry Series)

Sowing the Seeds (Roots of Youth Ministry Series)

The roots of who we are (Roots of youth ministry series)

Dr. Roland Martinson
Academic Dean and Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Children, Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary
Author of:

Across the Generations

Coming of Age: Exploring the Identity and Spirituality of Younger Men

Effective Youth Ministry: A Congregational Approach

The Spirit and Culture of Youth Ministry


The Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Troeger

J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication, Yale Divinity School
Author of:

Preaching While the Church Is Under Reconstruction: The Visionary Role of Preachers in a Fragmented World

So That All Might Know: Preaching That Engages the Whole Congregation

Ten Strategies for Preaching in a MultiMedia Culture

Trouble at the Table: Gathering the Tribes for Worship

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