YouthWorker Journal Vol 29 No 9

18         From Mundane  to Strange: The Bible for Post-Modern Young Folks
Karl Barth is the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. How did this bespectacled, thinker achieve such status? By James Wheeler

23   The YouthWorker  Journal Roundtable on The Best
People  strive  to be the best, even in the church; but  in the world of youth ministry, what  does  it mean  to be, use or do the best? Is being the best  unhealthy or God-honoring?  To find out, we spoke  with  four  experts.
By Jennifer Bradbury

26 Uncommon  Games and Icebreakers
Playing together is not  just about fun and games. So here’s  to a good time-even at church!
By Jim Burns

30 The Games of Yesteryear
There  was a time  when games  were  the draw to start any meeting-no bait and-switch in this plan. This was the plan.
By Brenda Seefeldt

32 Sabbath and Play
We spend May and June planning the calendar  and July  and  August executing our  activities: is this  our best?
By Calvin Park

34 Don’t  Hate  the Game Don’t  Hate  the Player
How  many  times  have you thought about how precious your time is?
By Dan Istvanik

36 Big Games
for Small Groups Our church group plays games, and the students it. Here are some of our By Matt Holland

Columns & Departments
6     Youth Culture Update
Trends  and news about reality TV, atheists on campus, teens’ stress  and more.
By Paul Asay

10     Culture  Watch Lance,  Manti  and Youth  Culture
By Walt Mueller

12    Middle  School Ministry
The Value of Fun
By Mark Oestreicher

13    Encountering God
Final  Prep for Mission By Chuck Bomar