INT 701 | Discerning the Context for Ministry in the 21st Century | Stephen Cady

Required Books

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Read Reviews)
Practical Theology: An Introduction (Read Reviews)
The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why (Read Reviews)
Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? (Read Reviews)
Between the World and Me (Read Reviews)
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In addition to the required reading, each student will be required to read all of the books under one of the following sub-categories. In order to make sure all of the sub-categories are covered, please email me at to let me know your top three sub-category topic choices (on following page). I will assign sub-topics on a first come, first serve basis.

Race (continued)

Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism. (Basic Books, 2016). 978-0465049660 


Peggy Orenstein, Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape (Harper Collins, 2017). 978-0062209740

Gary Wilson, Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction. (Commonwealth Publishing, 2015). 978-0993161605

Bromleigh McCleneghan, Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn’t the Only Option-And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex (HarperOne, 2016). 978-0062428592

Mental Health

***Finnegan-Hosey, David. 2018. Christ on the Psych Ward (Church Publishing, 2018) 978-0898690514

Ron Powers, No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America, (Hachette Books, 2017). 978-0316341172


Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Perseus, 2011). 978-0465093656

Beyond the Screen: Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation, by Andrew Zirschky (2015). 978-1501810077

Youth & Emerging Adults

Jean M. Twenge, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before, Revised and Updated edition (Atria Paperback, 2014). 978-1476755564

Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church (Oxford University Press, 2010). 978-0195314847


Susan Stryker, Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution, 2nd edition, (Seal, 2017) 978-1580056892

***Austen Hartke, Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians (Westminster John Knox, 2018) 978-0664263102

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