I had this thought yesterday and I think it’s important for educators, youth workers, and others working with teenagers to consider. https://twitter.com/mclanea/status/1206679313006940166 Occasionally, I’ll find myself in a circle of people who work with children or teenagers. And they’ll talk about the kids they work with in great detail, about personality traits, or personal history,…… Continue reading Raising a Whole Kid
My heart breaks for those hurt by the church. Specifically, for people called to full-time ministry, but gravely injured by the people they were called to serve. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t interact with a youth pastor or former youth pastor who was deeply wounded by their church. The church treated them…… Continue reading What does restoration look like?
Labor Day became a holiday in response to the massacre of 13 employees to end the Pullman Strike at the hands of the Illinois National Guard. Why were they on strike? The owner of their company cut their wages on their 12 hour work day while holding rents on employee housing. When the owner refused…… Continue reading Labor Day Remembrance for Youth Workers
I’m spending the next week on the road for work, capturing stories from youth workers in their context. Here’s Ryan’s story. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXmprZuch3Y I first heard about Ryan’s story last year. We met for lunch and than later at NYWC. I love that his story is just like real life, full of ups and downs. Full…… Continue reading The power of story