today i was wandering aimlessly in the lincoln memorial (actually, i was looking for my daughter), and i thought i kept hearing “marko, marko”. i glanced around and couldn’t figure it out. after hearing it again, i turned around to see a familiar face. kent julian is the head of youth ministries for the christian and missionary alliance (c&ma), the denomination i am still credentialed with. oddly enough, kent followed me as the junior high pastor at a church in omaha where i’d been fired. he was there a number of years, become the student ministries guy there, then moved on to the denominational position. he’s a great guy — also just self-published a good book on youth ministry (kent, if you’re reading this, tell us how to get it — i can’t remember).
random encounters on this trip so far (with people who were not here for DCLA, and didn’t even know it was going on here): 2 (thom shultz and now kent).