Archive | Youth Culture

29 January 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Extravaganza 2009

I’m on my way to the ELCA Youth Ministry Network extravaganza. This is an annual gathering of youthworkers, pastors, and various other folks involved in ministry with young people. The event has been called the town square, where people come to meet and talk shop with others living in the same worlds. I’m presenting a […]

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13 February 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Episode 2

Episode 2

Here’s 14 more minutes of delicious youth ministry nuggets for you to chew on. Episode two includes: A short Bible study on Paul and Ananias- both of whom followed a call in Acts 9 A discussion about how we can observe the ways corporations market to young people Some points on leading constructive discussions with […]

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24 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

This American Life- How to talk to kids. Act One

So I stumbled onto some youth ministry gold this week. I have a couple of podcasts set to download into my itunes. I listen to The Ticket’s podcast out of Dallas, my church’s podcast of sermons (I miss more sermons than you think due to youth ministry stuff), the sermons from Mars Hill, and the […]

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01 August 2007 ~ 0 Comments

The boy myth

The boy myth

I’ve been looking forward to reading William Pollack’s Real Boys this summer. I think I’m about one chapter in, and I must admid I find it to be a bit alarmist already. It was quite refreshing to read this article from Time that seems much more objective and makes some good points. Some high points […]

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19 February 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Sexual Purity for Teens?

In about four weeks I will be on retreat with our teens on our every two year Dating Retreat. Things have changed just a little since the first one that I had at this church sixteen years ago: The internet was just being formulated in Al Gore’s mind. Little girls were not dressing like Britney […]

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24 January 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Overscheduled??

Those in youth ministry experience the busy schedules of young people, particularly high school students. Sports that used to become “recreation” are now club teams, honors classes have become high pressure AP classes, music now means private lessons, and dare I say youth group now means leadership team and peer ministry and band leader for […]

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