When Kumbaya Is Not Enough: A Practical Theology for Youth Ministry

Written by Dean Borgman Reviewed By Tony Gray

This brave attempt to bring theology and youth work together is to be commended for its sensible and reasonable approach. Although dominated by US examples, it is nevertheless sensitive to a wide range of issues. The theological groundwork is done carefully, with a good exploration of biblical and cultural hermeneutics. It was a welcome surprise to find humour discussed as one of the elements of youth culture, and the discussion of sex and sexuality in the context of youth work is realistic. A good theological tool for those in this area of ministry.

Tony Gray