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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 […]

The curious absence of teenage body theology for Christian youth work

It struck me today that there is very little work within christian faith based youth work literature which dealt with the changing bodies of young people. While there is a helpful focus on body image, as youth work which is focused on 12-16 year olds primarily sees the best and worst of body changes for […]

I don’t understand wheels #needhelp #brokenwheels #bicycle

Background I have been cycling recently. It was hard to fit in during the school holidays but I have been back to it over the previous few days, setting my fastest time ever for the Lanark route, (fastest measured in minutes per km). It has been good to get out and I have been concerted […]

A New Langauge for Moral Failures in relation to marrage

So in christian TV news, one of the founders of the God channel has stepped down from the channel, after having a moral failure in relation to his marrage. This is sad for everyone involved in this marriage, and partly because they are famous in a manner, privacy is not available to them. The languages […]

Computer games research hits the headlines.

Aggression from video games ‘linked to incompetence’ – BBC News Video Gamers’ Aggression Born From Frustration, Not Violence: Study – NBCnews (and others) So the interwebs news reports on some research from Oxford and Rochester universities. This is good news as this type of research needs to be considered widely. Aggressive reactions to computer games […]

How to fund a church?

Been wonderin’ about this since a actor director Zac Braff made a video on youtube asking people to donate money to allow him to make a movie, and he made several million dollars in a matter of days. This drew both praise and criticism. But as a funding method it bears some issues for churches. […]