I realised that this week upcoming is particularly significant. Its one year since Jose Mourinho was sacked as Man Utd manager and as a Man Utd fan, these things are significant. Theres a number of significant events in my life that I can also remember when they were… because they happened on the same date or time as a Man Utd match, I can remember … Continue reading Why I’m thankful for Jose Mourinho leaving Man Utd a year ago
A few of my friends have recently asked me whether I would do a follow up to this piece that i wrote a few years ago: Trying to survive after falling off the evangelical cliff. I think looking back on this piece, and time, part of me was in a place of trying to survive even in the current situation of that time, yet placed … Continue reading Continual Reconstruction
It would be easy to wait until the garden was full of roses, until the stream was calm, and until the struggles of life were over, and a sense of victory, progress or achievement was gained, to write this kind of thing. The ‘salvation’ story of transformation, looking back and how I could chart all the moments, doing so from the point of view of … Continue reading Personal Vulnerability, through the storm
There was a time when Mentoring was the deemed to be the silver bullet, the approach and method that would solve the problems that young people were causing society, from the Big Sisters/Brothers schemes in America since the 1900’s to many school and community projects, funded by the US government in the states, to the voluntary and statutory projects here in the UK. Though in … Continue reading Is Mentoring still the ‘silver bullet’ to solve all society’s problems with young people?
Youth leader, did you know you were worth investing in? In this important post, Andy Wilson from Roll the Rock, discusses the issues that might arise if youth workers are not invested in, and also suggests how there is a pay off from investing a youthworker in how they are able to thrive in developing and connecting with young people. So much of social media … Continue reading Guest Post: ‘Youth Leader: you are worth investing in!’