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  • Righteous Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement
  • Lauren Sandler
  • English
  • 15 October 2018
  • 9780670037919

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DOWNLOAD Righteous Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ishing Illuminating often troubling and unapologetically frank RIGHTEOUS introduces a bold new voice into the ongoing debate over religion in American life And it is the first in depth front line exploration of the country’s new moral majority – dressed up in punk rock garb – and what its influence could mean for the future of America BACKCOVER Advanced Praise “Lauren Sandler obliterates the naïve and complacent hope that keeps most secularists and religious moderates sleeping peacefully each night the hope that in 21st century America the young know better than to adopt the lunatic religious certainties of a prior age The young do not know better In their schools skate parks rock concerts and in the ranks of our nation’s military our children are gleefully preparing a bright future of ignorance and religious fascism for us all If you have any doubt that there is a culture war that must be waged and won by secularists in America read this book” Sam Harris author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation “It is no easy thing to enter into the world of the young evangelicals to feel deeply their alienation to breathe their air and share their electric conviction that they are the rising counterculture against an empty world Lauren Sandler has done it and done it with an effervescence and honesty that make her travels in Disciple America jump off the page” Todd Gitlin Professor of Journalism and Sociology Columbia University and author of The Intellectuals and the Flag At once controversial critical blasphemous and compassionate Righteous offers a compelling journey into a growing youth subculture typic. Lauren Sandler writes about rocking pro lifers skater missionaries tattooed theologians sons of televangelists college students who try to live up to all the meanings of the word disciple scientists who believe in intelligent design military missionaries and Young Republicans with clarity and a touch of wit The writing is excellent And the story telling is truly brilliantAs someone who went to a Christian college I know she s telling the truth about evangelical youthsBut as a secular someone who is intimately familiar with the evangelical movement and has several evangelical friends I struggle with Sandler s main premisesSandler writes about the evangelical movement with an us versus them perspective She couches everything in terms of secularism versus evangelicalsim those with reason versus those lacking it those with self confidence and self esteem versus those lacking it the strong versus the weak And she says evangelicals started it She says young evangelicals spend most of their time railing against the media and the feminist movement and everything else that represents modernity She says they re preparing for a philosophical war with the secular elements of society atheists agnostics Mormons Catholics ie anyone who is not main stream Protestant She talks about how they look forward to the Second Coming of Christ and how they re doing everything they can to bring about the end of the worldI m not really sure what war she s talking about Grove City is an evangelical college though I probably wouldn t have gone there had I known that when I applied A good majority of my friends and roommates there were evangelicals They had a rough idea of where I stood philosophically and they never tried to convert me Yes they have different perhaps closer friendships with their other evangelical friends than they do with me But that s completely understandable different values and ideas always make for different relationshipsAs for the end of the world I wouldn t say that evangelicals are consciously trying to bring it about But they re certainly not trying anything to postpone it I know very few evangelicals who think that global warming and pollution are problems I know very few evangelicals who clean up after themselves at restaurants or in public parks Who knows if global warming is inherent in nature or caused by man What does it matter It s not going to hurt anybody to limit their consumption of goods and cut back on the amount of waste they create So why not Ni arte ni parte unapologetically frank RIGHTEOUS introduces a bold new voice into the ongoing debate over religion in American life And it is the first in depth front line exploration of the country’s new moral majority – dressed Ni arte ni parte up in punk rock garb – and what its influence could mean for the future of America BACKCOVER Advanced Praise “Lauren Sandler obliterates the naïve and complacent hope that keeps most secularists and religious moderates sleeping peacefully each night the hope that in 21st century America the young know better than to adopt the lunatic religious certainties of a prior age The young do not know better In their schools skate parks rock concerts and in the ranks of our nation’s military our children are gleefully preparing a bright future of ignorance and religious fascism for Noticias De Los Montoneros us all If you have any doubt that there is a culture war that must be waged and won by secularists in America read this book” Sam Harris author of The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation “It is no easy thing to enter into the world of the young evangelicals to feel deeply their alienation to breathe their air and share their electric conviction that they are the rising counterculture against an empty world Lauren Sandler has done it and done it with an effervescence and honesty that make her travels in Disciple America jump off the page” Todd Gitlin Professor of Journalism and Sociology Columbia University and author of The Intellectuals and the Flag At once controversial critical blasphemous and compassionate Righteous offers a compelling journey into a growing youth subculture typic. 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DOWNLOAD Righteous Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ally dismissed by urban intellectuals Sandler has written a provocative and illuminating portrait of young people desperately seeking meaning community and love in an empty often terrifying social landscape Evangelical youth the Disciple Generation are a generation rising and we do need to pay attention” Dr Donna Gaines sociologist and author of Teenage Wasteland Suburbia's Dead End Kids and A Misfit's Manifesto The Spiritual Journey of a Rock Roll Heart “Lauren Sandler has traveled among the believers and returned with a story that alarms informs and enlightens She reveals the rise of a fundamentalist style youth movement that has replaced faith with closed minded certainty and is frighteningly cult like Read this book and you will understand this Disciple Generation and the challenge it poses to a civil society” Michael D'Antonio former Newsday religion writer and author of Fall From Grace and Heaven on Earth “ Righteous is a lively probing account of today's fresh sometimes bizarre sub cultures of American evangelism Both the term ‘alternative’ and ‘evangelical’ will mean something new to you after this book Sandler's conclusions are important These kids have been forgotten by their original social worlds by secular organizations and even by Left Liberal causes In a cold new world getting saved can now seem like a young American's only source of community and warmth” Alissa uart author of Hothouse Kids The Dilemma of the Gifted Child “ Righteous is the most adroit and fascinating examination of a great national ill the muddling of faith and politics the secular and the divine” Brad Land author of Goat. This is a scary and engrossing look at the current evangelical youth movement Did you know punk rock skateboarders had their own church I remembered this book while Monica Goodling a graduate of Regents University was testifying on the Alberto Gonzales debacle Sandler doesn t mention Regents a Christian university established by Pat Robertson where Goodling received her JD but she does mention Patrick Henry College with the mission preparing Christian men and women who will lead our nation and shape our culture with timeless biblical values and fidelity to the spirit of the American founding direct from the Patrick Henry College website Basically getting a bunch of evangelicals into government positions Sandler looks at disparate evangelical movements across the country I was especially fascinated to see how teenage rebellionalternative culture has been co opted by the Evangelicals and heavily tattooed and pierced youth attend rock festivals with shirts that proclaim She s a child not a choice Highly recommended No Breaking My Heart Barefoot William Beach #5 uart author of Hothouse Kids The Dilemma of the Gifted Child “ Righteous is the most adroit and fascinating examination of a great national ill the muddling of faith and politics the secular and the divine” Brad Land author of Goat. This is a scary and engrossing look at the current evangelical youth movement Did you know punk rock skateboarders had their own church I remembered this book while Monica Goodling a graduate of Regents University was testifying on the Alberto Gonzales debacle Sandler doesn t mention Regents a Christian A Biography of Innovations university established by Pat Robertson where Goodling received her JD but she does mention Patrick Henry College with the mission preparing Christian men and women who will lead our nation and shape our culture with timeless biblical values and fidelity to the spirit of the American founding direct from the Patrick Henry College website Basically getting a bunch of evangelicals into government positions Sandler looks at disparate evangelical movements across the country I was especially fascinated to see how teenage rebellionalternative culture has been co opted by the Evangelicals and heavily tattooed and pierced youth attend rock festivals with shirts that proclaim She s a child not a choice Highly recommended

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DOWNLOAD Righteous Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB There’s a new youth movement afoot in this country It’s a counterculture fusion of politics and pop and it’s taking over a high school near you Like the waves that came before it it’s got passion music and anti authority posturing but than anything else this one has God So what does it mean when today’s youth counterculture has a mindset akin to Jerry Falwell’s than Abbie Hoffman’s In RIGHTEOUS Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement Lauren Sandler a dynamic young journalist reports from this junction of Evangelicalism and youth culture traveling across the country to investigate the alternative Christian explosion Using the grassroots modus operandi of the 1960s these religious kids – part of the “Disciple Generation” as Sandler calls it – turn an antiauthoritarian sneer toward liberalism feminism pacifism and every other hallmark of that era’s counterculture And they’re engaging their peers with startling success fusing pop culture politics and religion as they preach from the pulpit of the skate park bar and rock concert Secular liberal and practically the embodiment of everything Evangelicalism deems unholy Sandler travels with skateboard missionaries hangs out with the tattooed members of a postpunk Seattle megachurch that has evolved into a self sufficient community camps out with a rock’n’roll antiabortion group and gets to know the rap preachers who are merging hip hop’s love of money with old fashioned bible beating fundamentalism Much than a mere observer she connects with these young people on an intimate level and the candor with which they reveal themselves to her is truly aston. I probably shouldn t read this type of topical nonfiction It relies fairly heavily on the idea that some ominous cultural or political activity is getting bigger and bigger and is about to threaten our Very Way of Life But while I am a naturally anxious person I m totally on to these yahoos that need to make me believe that swine fluhomophobesfeministsRepublicansimmigrantsChinaMuslimsetc are about to bring about some sort of dystopian future I get that there are threats in the world and people with whom I completely disagree And people with bombs and guns and stuff But fear is counterproductive It s not a good basis for a worldview It does however sell lots of books and magazines The author of this book is talented she writes engagingly about the young evangelicals She looks at many different parts of the whole alternative ministries reaching out to pierced and tattooed types I like to think of them as Bedazzled with slang filled but still very conservative messages the home schooled ultra conservative politicos at Patrick Henry College who are looking to take over Washington the evangelicals in the military that believe God brought about the Ira and Afghan wars so that they can bring Christianity to the Middle East the goth church in Texas run by Jim and Tammy Faye Baker s son the folks trying to get intelligent design into the public school curriculum Stephen Baldwin and the Extreme Tour and many And it s alarming stuff She interviews many people along the way and I found myself arguing in my head with many of them How can you believe women are to be subservient Why do you think other people must believe as you do Why must this be a Christian nation there are people of all faiths here I think the author did a good job of showing how religion was of personal comfort to many of her subjects while still decrying their political views She made no bones about being alarmed by the whole movement She notes that evangelism is clearly popular because so many young people are unclear about how to have meaning in their lives feeling disconnected from their communities But she wants her readers to be really freaked out and basically to create something similar on the left She calls for the secular liberals to have their own versions of the Christian rock festivals skate ministries political colleges and self help books she describes here only with life affirming messages from the left wing Oy I d try something a bit basic How about public programs and educational institutions that support the health safety and growth of our citizens How about some regulations that prevent Wall Street banks from putting our economy in the toilet How about an economy that does not depend almost entirely on the consumption of consumer goods for its health Fanaticism fear and intolerance are often born from insecurity poverty poor education or economic instability Maybe if our country did a better job of supporting its most vulnerable citizens and working toward fairness and justice we d all be a little less susceptible to the fear mongers Inside the Titanic A Giant Cut away Book Giant Cutaway Book unholy Sandler travels with skateboard missionaries hangs out with the tattooed members of a postpunk Seattle megachurch that has evolved into a self sufficient community camps out with a rock’n’roll antiabortion group and gets to know the rap preachers who are merging hip hop’s love of money with old fashioned bible beating fundamentalism Much than a mere observer she connects with these young people on an intimate level and the candor with which they reveal themselves to her is truly aston. 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