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Three Great Youth Ministry Resources

I have three terrific opportunities for youth workers to share. First, the folks at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference have given me a discount code that will save first time registrants an additional $25 off the early bird price (a total of $65 off the registration) by October 31, 2011. I have had the opportunity […]

The Mountain Moved

We have witnessed a miracle. All of us pressing for the closure of the Son of God Orphanage in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, knew it was rare for the government to enforce its own child welfare laws. There was some convincing evidence that workers within the agency charged with overseeing orphanages were, at best, aware of […]

Extended Adolescence Symposium

Youth workers, by definition, serve adolescents – but who are those people? Under 18? Under 30? For a few years now, there has been considerable discussion in the medical/psychological academic world about the existence and implications of the lengthening of adolescence. It’s a conversation that the church, and youth workers especially, need to join in […]

For Maria, about World Malaria Day

My friend Maria Fenty was in love with the people of Sudan. More than once she trekked there to encourage and serve people in the ravaged south, loving those whose lives were on the line daily. She told me that she hoped to go live there to serve the women and children struggling to survive, […]

This day, they wept

They wept. It seemed the only right action.¬†Their beloved was dead. Their dream of his being the longed-for Messiah ached within them. They were afraid they might also be killed for being close to him. If they hadn’t seen the horror of it with their own eyes, they may even have been in denial. They […]