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NJ Church says “We’re Sorry”

Chris drew my attention to a YPulse update pointing to this news story because of my post “We don’t have to live like this”. SWEDESBORO, N.J. (CBS) — A South Jersey church is taking an unusual approach to get more people to come worship. They are hoping a simple “We’re Sorry” will go a long […]

Why, Albany High?

Parents of thousands of Albany High School students have been asking that question for quite some time now, in reference to some notorious failures in security, and, most recently, with regard to the utter failure of the school to provide class schedules for it’s 2400+ students. When I attended the AHS Parent Teacher Student Association […]

hmmm: what Aretha sings

Yes, that song.  R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me. The church has a respect problem when it comes to asking people for time and talent contributions.  In other words, the church has a problem respecting the above-and-beyond work and family efforts of her people, and there’s no 12-step program to help.  Every church […]

Mixed messages

USA Today offers a fascinating article on the difficulties young adult men are having finding their role and right behavior in a culture that is sending mixed messages.  Young guys try to read society’s road map for success quotes a number of social science researchers.  I’d encourage you to read it all, but here is […]

That “something pretty cool” I promised to tell you

last week: I confirmed yesterday that I’m going to participate in something pretty cool when I go to the National Youth Workers Convention, and it is worthy of a post all it’s own.  Watch for that soon. ‘Tis true.  YS is going crazy with interactive stuff for the NYWC (check out the website because they […]