“Young people are not the inhabitants of an alien culture, but interpreters of the cultural change we all experience.”
Dr Mark Scanlan From the 2020 lecture
“Knowledge without prayer has no power to transform us.”
Dr Sarah Williams From the 2020 lecture
Audio download of Youthscape / St Mellitus College Lecture 2020
Downloads of the main talks from Dr Sarah Williams and and Dr Mark Scanlan at the March 2020 lecture: 'Theology for the Rebellion'.
Downloads, Training Resources
In 2018 we began an exciting collaboration with St Mellitus College: an annual youth work lecture that combines practical and theological insight to equip youth workers, church leaders, and the wider church amidst an ever-evolving youth culture. After 2019's 'Marooned on Love Island', March 2020 saw our third annual lecture together, titled 'Theology for the Rebellion: How Youth Work Can Navigate Unprecedented Change'.
Since the late 1990s, we’ve been living through a period of profound cultural revolution. We have to ask God again - how do we bring the gospel to bear in this new unprecedented era? What lessons we learn from past revolutions and revivals to help us navigate the present? How can we nourish our missional imaginations with stories of courage and faith, gaining fresh insight for the future through dialogue with the past? Equipped to lead through prayer with confidence, wisdom and the Holy Spirit’s power how do we shape an emerging generation seeking to change the world around them? This lecture and associated conversation explore all of these questions and aim to equip youth workers, parents, carers, clergy and others working with young people with a vision for what youth work looks like in these changing times.
The speakers were Dr Sarah Williams, from St Benet’s College Oxford, and Dr Mark Scanlan, from St Mellitus. This download includes both their talks as separate files.
Suitable for: Church leaders, Youth Workers, Parents
What's in the box?
Two separate audio files of the main lectures from Dr Sarah Williams and and Dr Mark Scanlan.