if you’re a youth worker or parent of a teen (or care about teenagers at all), these are links i found interesting and/or helpful:
little kid preachers. i have to admit, the 7 year-old white kid kinda freaked me out. sounded like a trained bird (reminded me of the distrurbing — but worth seeing — award-winning documentary, marjoe). and, at first, i was feelin’ the same about the 9 year-old black kid. but when he was interviewed, his responses were just so gentle and sweet and genuine (they didn’t feel practiced).
southern baptists are growing in their awareness of the shortcomings of our current approaches to youth ministry. i’m not sure about their contention that “lifeway is on the front end of this, as an organization” (i don’t think ANY of us are on the front end of this, or the problem wouldn’t exist!). i do like this quote: “And that question is this: As student ministry continues to mature, are we developing students, or student ministries?”
(some of these are ht to ypulse)