If you are like me, gnosticism isn’t a word I can explain quickly to a teenager. But it is important to understand and be able to communicate at some level because of the cultural influence, modern media, etc. that will help to muddle someone’s theology enough where they start to
Ran across this little graphic on my phone. No idea where it originally came from, so apologies to not highlighting who shared it with me, but the creator is Naked Pastor who always has some thought provoking, reflective & funny creations.
For Christmas this year, my mother-in-law requested that I write for her a Christmas story. Here’s what she got: Jesus rubbed his forehead and closed his eyes. “Explain it to me one more time, Gloria.” “It’s Christmas,” said the angel. “Not here, of course. On earth. This is what they
a lesson on praying with scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina This is a zip file with a lesson on teaching Prayer with Scripture through the practice of Lectio Divina. You get a little history as well as my modern adaptation for teaching Lectio Divina that I’ve used over
This third week installment of our Prayer for Prayers 7 week curriculum. This session goes through the Awareness Examen in both teaching and in practice. Youth will get introduced to the prayer practice, will have an opportunity to practice the prayer practice, as a group will discuss some of their
I threw this out to my youth kids last night as part of our Advent study we are working on. They got all jazzed up about it so I figure I’m onto something with this simple idea. In two weeks we are going to do some Youtube videos with some
My mother-in-law buys all kinds of these children’s apps for her iphone for my little guy. Thus he comes home asking to play with these various games which we in turn need to buy. Vicious cycle. This one set of apps I found to be pretty useful in making these
This week I have been going old school highlighting some of the things in ministry that still work, or could even be more relevant than ever before. If you break down the time spent with teenagers that you on a week to week basis and then compare that to the