Thoughts on Liberation Theology Conference 2019; feeling theologically home

I wonder whether you have ever had the feeling of feeling theologically home?  Not being around people where theres a grating or an edge, or where its about justifying a ministry, an outcome, or even, where theology is best left for others, and only a proof reading of scripture is done. Today I felt theologically home. I have felt it before, and regular readers of … Continue reading Thoughts on Liberation Theology Conference 2019; feeling theologically home

My top 10 reads of 2017 (maybe inspiration for your ‘book’ tokens?)

Recently I was meeting with a colleague who asked me whether I had always been ‘well read’, a question that I hadnt really thought of before. It wasnt something i would have said to myself up until the age of 18 when i read a little academic reading as possible to get through school. But that changed when I started studying and working towards something … Continue reading My top 10 reads of 2017 (maybe inspiration for your ‘book’ tokens?)

Helping clergy understand the difference between youthwork and youth ministry. 

The greek new testament, chaplaincy, systematic theology, maybe a bit of mission, leading services, conducting communion, media training, the problem of the filoque, christology, church history, the pentateuch, the synoptic problem, liberation theology, the correct robes for the right seasons, your enneogram number, or your myers briggs code- done all this then.. Ready set Clergy Go! – you’re now ready to face the world of ministry … Continue reading Helping clergy understand the difference between youthwork and youth ministry. 

Liberation Theology in Youth Ministry; An inconvenient Truth?

“Father forgive them, for they know not what they do” Said the dying Jesus on the cross according to Matthews Gospel. But to whom? The guards as they divided his clothes?  The Disciples for whom 11 had fled, especially Peter? The Romans? The Jews? The other bystanders? At the point at which someone could be blamed for their behaviour, convicted of their disobedience or ignorance, Jesus … Continue reading Liberation Theology in Youth Ministry; An inconvenient Truth?