“It’s like I’m hanging onto my faith by a thread. I just don’t know what to do anymore.” It’s a powerful image, isn’t it? A hand desperately clinging to a tiny thread connecting him to the Eternal. A weary hand outstretched, tearful eyes, and a gravitational pull towards a threadless life. When someone says that…… Continue reading The thread
On my trip up the West Coast we’ve been meeting with youth workers in a variety of settings and a wide variety of types of youth ministries. And in those conversations we talk about what’s going on in their ministry, what they are teaching, what’s working, and what isn’t. Now, youth workers love people. And…… Continue reading Why Christianity Works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30rWm84z-zg My trip to Haiti was two-fold. To serve the Haitian church. Each day of our trip was spent meeting with local pastors, meeting their people, and assessing/serving their needs. As I wrote about on the YS blog, “Jesus is the one feeding the people in Haiti.” As I documented over and over again, I…… Continue reading It’s your turn to go to Haiti
This message by Francis Chan will mess with you. A trip to a third world country, in my case Haiti, will show you just how much syncretism we practice in America. Here are some of the gods we mix with our faith. – The safety god – The comfort god – The performance god -…… Continue reading The Bible is Dangerous, But are You?
HT to Andy
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the culture we live in as well as how we discover the culture we live in. Some of it comes from observation, some of it we naturally pick up without noticing it, but a lot of our culture comes from outside. Think about the cultural things you pick…… Continue reading Finding culture from within four walls