Audio download of Youthscape / St Mellitus College Lecture 2019
Downloads of the main talks from Revd Dr Sean Doherty and Rachel Gardner at the 2019 lecture.
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.
The 2019 lecture was titled ‘Marooned on Love Island: The emerging Sexual Ethics of Young People’.
The Revd Dr Sean Doherty, Lecturer in Ethics at St Mellitus, and Youthscape’s Rachel Gardner, spoke about the shifting sexual ethics of Generation Z and their implications for pastoral ministry. Together we were encouraged to think beyond the traditional ways we have engaged with this topic, and to once again theologise for a renewed and contextualised approach to engaging with young people around sex. They tackled questions we often find ourselves asking, how does Gen Z’s perception of marriage, cohabitation and monogamy compare to that of their parents? Are technological changes shaping the way teenagers relate to each other and themselves? This lecture saw an even greater turn out than the first year, selling out with over 200 church leaders and youth workers attending.
Lahna Pottle gave a spoken-word piece shedding light on the reality of sexual ethics for today's young people. She spoke about the complex relationship young people have with sex, the shift in sexual ethics in the last 20 years, and where that leaves youth workers today. This video can be seen on the Youthscape YouTube channel here:
This download includes the full talks from both Revd Dr Sean Doherty, and from Rachel Gardner.
Suitable for: Church leaders, Youth Workers, Parents
What's in the box?
2 separate audio files of the main lectures from Revd Dr Sean Doherty and Rachel Gardner.