Why it takes more than a “Youth Sunday” to show kids they matter

When I was a kid, our church held a “Youth Group Sunday” service once a year, usually right after we got back from church camp. Generally it was an evening service—we were Baptist and it was the 90s, so that was something we still did. Also, our AM service was televised. (Again, we were Baptist and … Continue reading Why it takes more than a “Youth Sunday” to show kids they matter

Good and not-so-good reasons to share an #Ashtag selfie

Confession: I may or may not have posted an Ash Wednesday selfie in years past. Not so I could win a publisher’s contest offering free merchandise in exchange for so-called #ashtags (that IS troubling), but because I was taken by the novelty of the ceremony. Admittedly, it seems odd to call an ancient ritual “novel.” … Continue reading Good and not-so-good reasons to share an #Ashtag selfie