What does it mean to 'translate God' for a new generation? How do Gen Z see the world and how could that inform youth leaders and the work of the Church?
In 2022's annual lecture, hosted by Youthscape and St Mellitus College, Dr Lucie Shuker drew on new, unpublished research to paint a picture of how the world has turned for young people over the last ten years. What are the defining trends that shape their culture, and what do young people themselves make of this?
In response Dr Sara Schumacher considered how young people’s imaginations are formed by that culture. How might the Church help them to imagine a better world, and what can we learn about the kingdom of God from seeing the world through their eyes? Their presentations were followed by a Q&A dialogue on these themes with Lucie and Sara, hosted by St Mellitus' Dr Mark Scanlan.
This product includes both audio and video recordings of the lecture event. Find out more about the Annual Lecture here.
Video + Audio Download of Youthscape/ St Mellitus Lecture 2022
When the world turns, the Church has to find new ways to tell the story of God. Catch up with the Youthscape/ St Mellitus College Lecture with this download.
Downloads, Training Resources
"The world has changed for young people. There are clearly challenges - a lack of space, pressure to ‘be’ what others want, fear of getting it wrong. But I hope you also get the impression of a generation that has so much to give: creativity, connectedness and humour, vulnerability and a more holistic sense of what it means to be well, and a sense of themselves as citizens of the world - who care about injustice and want a fairer world."
Dr Lucie Shuker Director of Research, Youthscape
"Translating God is telling a better story, being attentive to the formation of our imagination...As Christians we believe we already live in a story, one that gives us meaning and is our point of orientation. We live in the story of the gospel."
Dr Sara Schumacher Academic Dean, St Mellitus College
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