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Let's Talk



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By Jan Paulsen

ISBN: 0816345163 | 192 pages | Pacific Press Publishing Association | Copyright 2013

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Under-thirty-five year olds make up more than fifty percent of church membership. Tragically too many are walking away. But the greater tragedy is that they see no reason to stay.

With a heart for young people, Dr. Jan Paulsen, then General Conference president invited hundreds of young people to talk with him about issues important to them. Through the Let’s Talk broadcasts on Hope Channel, young people from Cameroon to the Caribbean, Australia to Germany, engaged in dialogue with Dr. Paulsen on issues of diversity, women in ministry, politics, homosexuality, and Ellen G. White, to name a few.

This book distills the best of those conversations. But it is more than just a record of a seven-year conversation. Let’s Talk is a starting point for a cross-generational dialog within your own family, school, and church. “Conversation Starters” at the end of each chapter provide questions and ideas to stimulate thought and discussion.

“As I look back, I’m struck by the richness, beauty, and balance of what young Adventist men and women have taught me. Through our conversations, I continually met my Master Teacher who never tired of teaching and re-teaching me the immense value of every person for whom He died. For that, I love Him more than I can describe, and I love the young people of this church who’ve helped me understand that this is the most important lesson of all.”

So what are you waiting for? Let’s Talk!

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Expert from the Adventist News Network
April 30, 2013
Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN

“Let’s Talk: Conversations With Young Adventists About Their Church” reflects on the ideas sparked by those conversations, but more importantly, Paulsen says, the book is meant to kindle a lasting dialogue between generations of Adventists.

Each chapter begins with edited samples of questions young people asked Paulsen, either during the “Let’s Talk” broadcasts or on the accompanying website. Reflection on the issues and ideas raised follows; then comes “conversation starters” designed to spur further discussion. Paulsen says he envisions groups of Adventists — young and old alike — gathering regularly to have these conversations, carving out a space to move forward together as a church.

Paulsen, who served as Adventist world church president from 1999 to 2010, made appeals early in his administration to officials from all the church’s world divisions, calling on them to “change the pattern” of church leadership and elect a quota of young delegates. Later on, Paulsen spearheaded efforts to include more young adults on the church’s highest decision-making body, the 300-member Executive Committee.

To see the full article and interview visit Adventist News Network archive:
news.adventist.org/archive/articles/2013/04/30/church-chat-former-adventist-church-president-reflects-on-lets-talk-convers

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Under-thirty-five year olds make up more than fifty percent of church membership. Tragically too many are walking away. But the greater tragedy is that they see no reason to stay.

With a heart for young people, Dr. Jan Paulsen, then General Conference president invited hundreds of young people to talk with him about issues important to them. Through the Let’s Talk broadcasts on Hope Channel, young people from Cameroon to the Caribbean, Australia to Germany, engaged in dialogue with Dr. Paulsen on issues of diversity, women in ministry, politics, homosexuality, and Ellen G. White, to name a few.

This book distills the best of those conversations. But it is more than just a record of a seven-year conversation. Let’s Talk is a starting point for a cross-generational dialog within your own family, school, and church. “Conversation Starters” at the end of each chapter provide questions and ideas to stimulate thought and discussion.

“As I look back, I’m struck by the richness, beauty, and balance of what young Adventist men and women have taught me. Through our conversations, I continually met my Master Teacher who never tired of teaching and re-teaching me the immense value of every person for whom He died. For that, I love Him more than I can describe, and I love the young people of this church who’ve helped me understand that this is the most important lesson of all.”

So what are you waiting for? Let’s Talk!

eBook Click here to find this
book as an eBook
.


 

Expert from the Adventist News Network
April 30, 2013
Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN

“Let’s Talk: Conversations With Young Adventists About Their Church” reflects on the ideas sparked by those conversations, but more importantly, Paulsen says, the book is meant to kindle a lasting dialogue between generations of Adventists.

Each chapter begins with edited samples of questions young people asked Paulsen, either during the “Let’s Talk” broadcasts or on the accompanying website. Reflection on the issues and ideas raised follows; then comes “conversation starters” designed to spur further discussion. Paulsen says he envisions groups of Adventists — young and old alike — gathering regularly to have these conversations, carving out a space to move forward together as a church.

Paulsen, who served as Adventist world church president from 1999 to 2010, made appeals early in his administration to officials from all the church’s world divisions, calling on them to “change the pattern” of church leadership and elect a quota of young delegates. Later on, Paulsen spearheaded efforts to include more young adults on the church’s highest decision-making body, the 300-member Executive Committee.

To see the full article and interview visit Adventist News Network archive:
news.adventist.org/archive/articles/2013/04/30/church-chat-former-adventist-church-president-reflects-on-lets-talk-convers

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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Jan Paulsen


For more than five decades, Elder Jan Paulsen has served his church – as pastor, teacher, missionary, college president, theologian, church administrator, and, ultimately, as leader of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. As General Conference president from 1999 to 2010, he led the church through an era of unprecedented growth and unique challenges. Among the hallmarks of his administration were his commitment to worldwide church unity, his ongoing conversations with the youth and young adults of the church, and his efforts to expand the church’s mission reach and community presence around the world.

Elder Paulsen has written numerous articles and scholarly works, including three books, When the Spirit Descends, Let Your Light So Shine, and Where Are We Going? He and his wife, Kari, have three children and three grandchildren.

 
REVIEWS:
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Jamie

Let's Talk

Let's Talk was a great read with former president of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church speaking out to young adults from his conversations with young adults! From Women in Ministry to Homosexuality to Ellen White to the Military, he answers some hard questions and he listens to the young adults (18-35).

This is a must read for any pastor in ministry with young adults! For the young adults in the church, this is leadership listening to our voice!
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Leah

A Must Read!

Let's Talk is full of things that NEED to be said! Youth and adults alike need to read this book. Thank you, Elder Paulsen, for opening up the dialog to healing and for the wisdom in your words! I will be sharing this book with my teens in Sabbath school!