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Well – the picture above tells you what springs to my mind when I think of “misfits” . . . this is a media stereo-type of young people as ASBO Jesus (the legend that is Jon Birch) indicates . . . as a youth worker I have often had to discuss young people in a......
 This is probably obvious, but, keep with me . . . as I think we have not challenged ourselves enough about our wealth . . . I am on a “stipend”, which in terms of actual income is below the national average in the UK – but, I get my accomodation provided, water rates paid,......
Ever been to church and wondered why everyone is beaming from ear to ear?  “Not often”, I hear you say . . . we have the most amazing gift in Jesus Christ, a restored realtionship with God, life in all its fullness . . . but, for all that there are supposed to be a......
 This image has gripped me each time I have driven past it . . . Straight away, I thought of the Church.  In the Church of England our average age is 61 (national average is about 48) . . . There are, and continue to be, a load of initatives aimed at “getting new people......
In all the stuff about Rob Bells new book, I have not heard much mention of previous books tackling Heaven and Hell . . . I guess we live in an instant culture, if it was written a few years ago, and we have not read it yet . . . man, are we out......
Last Thursday, along with one of my Bishops, I was at the Regeneration Summit organised by Mark Russell (Church Army) and Robin Rolls (Archbishop of Yorks Youth Trust) and then facilitated by Sam Follett and Team (a great bunch of passionate young adults) . . . The day kicked off at 9.30am with GREAT refreshments!  Copious......
There was an interesting bit on the food programme (Radio 4) a few years ago, that got me thinking about youth ministry and church . . . although, the topic was milk. Before “pasturisation” all milk produced was “raw”, essentially, straight from the cow.  The process of pasturisation heats the milk to get rid of......
I know, two blog posts in one day . . . I just had to respond to Churchmouse following the post, “Youth Work and Going for Growth” . . . Mouse does not hold back . . . but it is strange, mouse agrees (“I could not agree more”), with the thrust of the report and......