A story for the #courgettecrisis. “What They Sell In The Shops These Days” by Daniil Kharms

Yesterday I was involved in a discussion about the lack of courgettes in the shops, #courgettecrisis. I was urged to shop locally and eat seasonally; i was encouraged to note the advice from a mitchelin starred celebrity chef. Well. I dont live in a globalised, commodified, consumerist society to shop local and seasonally, I want […]

Is the quality of Youth Ministry generally going down dramatically? 10 questions for Mike Pilvatchi.

So recently the world of youth ministry, (well the readers of youth work magazine) were rocked by the following bit of an interview with Mike Pilvatchi in the magazine. In answer to the question “What shifts have you noticed among youth workers over the last 25 years?” Mr Pilvatchi who is the leader of Soul […]

meeting people. considering #people in #meetings

Over the last few days, Monday and Tuesday, I have been involved in two similar efforts be two different organisations. Both efforts tried get a similar outcome while using two different processes. The aim of this post is to try and consider both processes and critically engage with them. I am not trying to comment […]

Footballer gets sent off for passing wind during game. a google translate story.

So the BBC Website has the following story. “A Swedish footballer was sent off for passing wind during a match – with the referee dismissing him for “deliberate provocation” and “unsportsmanlike behaviour”. (Sport Bladet) I clicked the link to Sport Bladet – it is a newspaper in Swedish. I so not speak the Swedish so […]

A brief reminder – Youth Ministry and Everyday Life, IASYM Biennial European Conference 2016, Amsterdam #IASYM2016

This is a review of a recent academic conference I attended for researchers in Youth Ministry, (In general Youth Ministry means the way the church works with young people). It is a long read at 2500 words. Recently, I attended the Biennial European Conference of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry (also […]