very interesting post over on beliefnet about youth ministry (including three re-focusing suggestions, and three suggestions for middle-age youth ministry leaders). i find that thinking from another tradition than my own brings a fresh perspective that isn’t entangled in the mesh of my worldview. this post has an orthodox youth worker reflecting on comments by a catholic priest, about youth ministry. good stuff.
Teach the apostolic faith full on…no compromises on basic doctrine or dogma. This generation of college students can smell an intellectual/spiritual weasel a hundred miles away. They would rather hear the bald-faced Truth and struggle with it than listen to a priest/minister try to sugar-coat a difficult teaching in the vain search for popularity or “hipness.”
that’s just to wet your whistle. go read the rest of the post.
(ht to bob c, via email)