10 Questions with Natalie Collins: On Young People, Sex and Domestic abuse

I caught up with Natalie, after following her on twitter for the last few years via God_loves_women , after I had drafted a post on young people and sex that I was going to publish. After being in conversation she suggested, and I realised that I had much to learn on this subject, and that our conversation might provoke, challenge and help others who work with … Continue reading 10 Questions with Natalie Collins: On Young People, Sex and Domestic abuse

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

Why I didnt leave the church

Last week you may have noticed that I posted an article that described what kind of churches in the USA were able to keep young people engaged, that post is here: http://wp.me/p2Az40-NP, the research is from the Fuller institute in the USA, and worth reflecting on. In the last few years there has been a plethora of articles saying : why millenials leave the church? or … Continue reading Why I didnt leave the church

The Teeside problem of Youth Ministry

Growing up in some would say, ‘middle-class’ Market Harborough – no one knows where it is, but i did grow up knowing that my Town was in a County (Leicestershire). I moved to Hartlepool in 1996 to an area, known from the outside as Teeside or Cleveland in those days, and today on BBC Tees, for the umpteenth time they’re discussing the state of the … Continue reading The Teeside problem of Youth Ministry