This review highlights ten publications that focus on intergenerational ministry which have been published in the last decade. Books from North American and British authors from a variety of Christian traditions are presented.
Demographic realities provide one component of the rationale for the choice of the theme for the current issue of the Christian Education Journal. Consider that more than 70% of those age 65 and older say that religion is very important in their lives, an additional 19% say religion is fairly important while only 9% say religion is not important at all. By contrast, less than half of those between the ages of 18 and 29 say that religion is very important and 20% say it is not important at all (Newport, 2006). This attitudinal variance between young adults and older adults has been consistent for decades of Gallup polling (Moberg, 1997). Older adults value the spiritual dimension of their lives.
This annotated bibliography is designed to introduce both scholars and practitioners to the range of sources that address the intersection between religion, spirituality, aging and ministry by and for those in the last third of life. The inclusion of several annotated bibliographies in this source has allowed less concern that, in a limited list, key sources will be left out. Because the focus of this theme issue is on the transition we are experiencing and will continue to experience in ministry with senior adults, a few sources about the baby boomers are included as well.
This article, written by six women who know the subjects well, examines the lives and contributions of six influential evangelical women leaders who had an impact in the field of Christian education in the later 20th century and into the present: Linda Cannell, Julie Gorman, Roberta Hestenes, Marlene LeFever, Eileen Starr, and Catherine Stonehouse.
This article reviews the current periodical literature concerning sexual abuse in children in the following areas: causal factors, children's needs, effects on children, treatment, and implications for ministry.