The White elephants within Youth Ministry. 

This month Youth and Childrens work magazine have produced one of their gems. I caught a copy of it at the Religious resources centre in North Shields yesterday. It is based upon 8 of the serious issues in youth ministry that they suggest that youth leaders and churches are ‘scared to touch’, it felt like a top ten run down of the most embarrassing conversations … Continue reading The White elephants within Youth Ministry. 

Presenting faith when young people have an inner BS Button

For those of you that dont know, the Channel 4 programme ‘The Last Leg’ contains a feature called (and ill only say it once) a Bullshit (BS)  Button. Its a bright red button that is pressed to signify whenever the presenters feel that what has been said in the media that week has reeked of the smelly brown stuff. Its bright and its red, and … Continue reading Presenting faith when young people have an inner BS Button

When might we tell young people that they can be a Christian and not believe the Bible to be 100% literal truth?

and other such questions. If we have established a faith community for and with young people in our churches, then surely, if this is a safe space, and an open space, then within this there is scope for young people to be given the tools to explore critical questions, rather than wait until they leave the safe space of church – go to university for … Continue reading When might we tell young people that they can be a Christian and not believe the Bible to be 100% literal truth?