Our small group curriculum for Proper 15, Year C has posted to our download library. This week’s text is Hebrews 11:20-12:2 and we’re talking about the communion of the saints. Members can download it here; if you’d like to join in the fun, you can subscribe here.
See what I did there? I’ve gone on a bit here and other places grousing about the lack of a standard of youth ministry, particularly within the UMC. “Particularly” because I’m in the UMC, not because they’re worse than anybody else about it. It irritates the hell out of me.
The challenge I’ve always found in contributing to an event like Youth 2011 is finding a feeding balance that makes the thing worthwhile. Sometimes you find it in new relationships, sometimes in meaningful worship, and sometimes in some time alone with family. I’m blessed this go ’round to have my
Our morning prayers this AM were scheduled for 8 o’clock sharp. Because this is a youth event and because the dorms are about 3 days journey from the event buildings, at eight Gavin, Josh (our musician) and myself found ourselves quite alone. After we prayed, we left Josh to his
I’m up at Purdue this week for Youth 2011 and I’ll be live blogging as things develop. We drove up yesterday, meeting up with Gavin in Nashville before driving through about 4 hours of the most brutal storm I’ve ever encountered while in a vehicle. For those of you that
I’m supposed to be wrapping up some thoughts about the Wild Goose Festival, but Gavin has distracted me with this post about the slow turn to inoffensive-but-also-unsubstantial practices in worship. “Dumbing down,” to quote him quoting me. So it’s his own fault that he’s not getting what he needs from