So you’re a detached youthworker are you? you must be looking forward to the light evenings , or when the clocks go back? – for the amount of times in the last 6 years that ive heard that, and i have to say no, not really, i strangely look forward to the dark, the twilight, not necessarily the cold, but the damp, misty kind of … Continue reading Summery detached youthwork
Being a professional (!) youthworker, or how shall i say it, the increase in professionalism in youth work training across britain has undoubtedly been a good thing, for the development of practice, for reflection and ongoing learning. Training in christian youthwork too has seen the increase in projects, development of theological thinking about working with young people, as well as whole lot more. Currently i … Continue reading Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries
was a question i was asked by someone in church the other week, someone who was a visitor to the church and who had found out that i was a ‘christian youth worker’ and because of this wanted me to put some of their evangelistic mission posters up in a local school. It has taken me a little while to want to articulate a response … Continue reading So is what you’re doing christian?
Recently, along with thinking about culture, values and interpreting, ive been thinking on a number of levels about the subject of compassion – or more pertinently its been a subject that without deliberate intention has been hitting on me. A few weeks ago i was asked to help out at the local high school at their philosophy day, during which i was working with one … Continue reading Thoughts on Compassion