Editorial

Editorial

Kiersten Boughen

Editorial

Culture Watch

In an essay about communicating the Christian faith to the world, C. S. Lewis commented, “What we need to be particularly on our guard against are the vogue words of our own circle. Our private language may delude ourselves as well as mystifying others.”1

Youth workers, perhaps more than others in Christian ministry, are intensely aware of their young peoples interest and personal involvement with popular-culture. Movies, music, magazines and the internet deliver information, perspectives, messages and morals that influence young peoples thinking, decisions and relationships at a crucial stage of development.

Clearly for youth workers, fluency in the language of pop-culture is essential.

With this in mind, we present this issue of Crumbs to take a closer look at current cultural trends of the internet, “txting” and pop music. We hope it will get you thinking about how these particular aspects of pop-culture affect your own ministry context and help you communicate faith more effectively to young people.

Kiersten Boughen
(Editor)

1. C. S. Lewis, ‘Before we can communicate’, in First and Second Things, Walter Hooper ed., Collins, London, 1985.