Should Youth Discipleship be regarded as performative pedagogical practice?

One of the dangers, writes Giroux, of modern educational practice set within a global economy that has economic growth as its driving force is that it has involves even more so a ‘narrow pedagogy, memorization, high stakes testing and helping students to find a good fit within a market -orientated culture of commodification, standardization and conformity’ Giroux wasnt writing this that long ago. As a … Continue reading Should Youth Discipleship be regarded as performative pedagogical practice?

Why should the school teach all the best doctrine?

I had a really fascinating conversation with a young person the other day. They were describing how they went to church and a youth group on a Sunday, and during the week were involved in doing RE at GCSE level in a pretty bog standard north-east secondary school.  The young persons opening conversations were mostly about football, and the like, but then as the conversation … Continue reading Why should the school teach all the best doctrine?

Does Youth Ministry suffer from an MTD?

  Sounds painful? And is there any protection? Can the church perform safe youth ministry to prevent it?     Actually, that in a way is half of the problem. Safe youth ministry causes MTDs to occur in young people, signs and symptoms include prayer being used for coping when car parking spaces cant be found, and the belief that being good and moral is … Continue reading Does Youth Ministry suffer from an MTD?