The Education system has depressed young people (and their learning)- why should they succeed to make it look good?

My school is run like a business, and it sucks So said the young person as they were talking to me a few weeks ago. So said the same young person who said that they told this to a teacher in the proceeding few weeks. This one sentence and phrase has brought to light a number of questions regarding the state of young people in … Continue reading The Education system has depressed young people (and their learning)- why should they succeed to make it look good?

In such a high expectancy culture – young people are in deficit of empathy more than ever

Think about all the expectations thrust upon a child or a young person: youll grow up to be like your mum work hard and youll get good results what will you do when you grow up you need to get to university you need to just cope you must fit in you must be different you must conform you must look a certain way you … Continue reading In such a high expectancy culture – young people are in deficit of empathy more than ever

The biggest crime in youth ministry? making Jesus boring.

A number of years ago I was given the task of trying to make Jesus interesting to a group of young people. The young people were all from what might be considered ‘challenging’ backgrounds, all had been referred onto the week long residential from social services, none knew each other much. And all were there to have a great time away from their home situations, … Continue reading The biggest crime in youth ministry? making Jesus boring.