Author: Terri Martinson Elton

Terri Martinson Elton is Associate Professor of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (CYF) and Director of the Center for CYF Ministry at Luther Seminary.

Adolescent Identity in the midst of Malls and — living in an alternative economy

Today’s young people are being socialized in a culture that projects a distorted sense of identity and agency. [1] Let me explain. Joyce Mercer, a practical theologian and professor of Christian education, makes the bold and startling assertion that American capitalism has remade and restructured childhood.1 Branded at an early age, young people are socialized […]