i’m in cincinnati, speaking for christ in youth at their jh believe event. it’s a national tour, in ten or so cities. but this one is the big one. there are 4000 junior highers here. i don’t think i’ve ever spoken to this many junior highers in one room. the room is thick with energy and excitement and possibility, as well as body odor and lousy abstract thinking.
junior high girl, to liesl (my 13 year-old daughter, who is with me): your dad is so cool!
liesl, responding to junior high girl (with deadpan voice): try living with him.