Youth ministry as parish ministry: Sui Generis no more

The “entertainment model” of youth ministry is conditioning our young adults to see their walk with Jesus as one activity (among many) that can be dropped when they are too busy or it isn’t “fun” anymore.

Getting out of the expert position

If the therapist is to be any help, he or she must get out of the expert position and learn to tolerate uncertainty. What would it mean to put away the idol of the clergy as expert?
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Worship as acting

“Isn’t it unnatural to do all that standing and kneeling and unfamiliar singing?” A parishioner asks as we meet for coffee one morning. “Why do we have to do all those strange things?”