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“I see you”, this line in the film Avatar refers to more than just “I’m looking in your direction” or, “yeah, yeah I know you are there.”  It is about being fully present, fully aware . . . fully paying attention.  Do we do this in our ministry with children and young people?  Do we......
Moral Therapeutic Deism could be ruining your youth ministry. There, I’ve just come right out and said it.  Before I unpack how it might be messing with your work with young people, what is it? “MTD” was first mentioned in the book “Soul Searching : The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers” (2005).  It was mentioned again,......
Some years ago I twittered over on Frank Viola’s website (an absolutely cracking place to visit for some great thoughts, reflections and quality books etc) . . . he posted one word “Twitter” and wanted a response . . . . I replied, “All that twitters is not gold” (Ha!) . . . . Well,......
Don’t be precious about partnership in the gospel. Seriously. God himself is not – at least, not in the ways we might think. Scripture bears this out. In the Old Testament there are some bizarre (maybe to us) partnerships or allegiances with some who were not the right sort to have dealings with – and......
Ever get stuck? Like, REALLY stuck in ministry. You can’t see how to move forward, where things are going so you coast along on autopilot – delivering talks, planning activities, creating rotas, going to team meetings. It isn’t that you aren’t passionate about what you are doing and the young people you are serving. But......