Saw this on Twitter
Reminded me of this observation made in Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker by Andrew Root
..a church that seeks to embrace its children in and through the revelation of Jesus Christ, a church with a truly […]
You are not merely influenced by your friends but your closest friends (& family) literally make you who you are. The Bible says that we were created not as individuals but in community. Man and woman were created together and found their identity in relationship to each other. The short of it is, you are […]
To be truly tolerant, one must actually confess to belong to a tradition, a narrative community which gives meaning and purpose to your life. If you don’t actually commit to a tradition then your tolerance is merely apathy wrapped in sentimentalism. And your “respect” for the other is actually disrespectful because it doesn’t recognize nor appreciate […]
This video of Victoria Osteen has gotten a lot of play recently for her encouragement to “Do good for your ownself”. Check it out…
A lot can be said about her “encouragement” and has already been said. However, one thing I haven’t heard people point out is that she is right. As a […]
There is something that I’ve heard for a while among parents of teenagers regarding Christian faith. The conversation goes something like this…
Me: Hi. I’m Paul. I’m the youth pastor.
Parent: Good to meet you. I have a teen.
Me: Oh! Have I met them?
Parent: No. They don’t come to church with me. And […]
This weeks challenge is to give the gift of your presence to someone. Maybe it will be your parents, a sibling, a friend, an acquaintance, or stranger. Whoever it is, pray and ask God to allow you to be completely present with them and engaged. Here are a couple of things to tryout:
1. Pray […]