Thursday, November 30, 2006

Every Kid Needs a Six-Pack

Today Scot McKnight posted about Richard Dawkin's book The God Delusion. A book like this is just one more example of why our youth need the active support of a vibrant congregation.

Somewhere (and at the moment I don't recall where, although I've seen the statistic more than once) a researcher found that youth need significant relationships with at least six mature Christian adults in order to grow into a lasting faith.

I'm drawn to that "six-pack" idea. I'd like it myself if I knew I had six adults actively encouraging my faith.

It seems that the idea of connecting the youth to the wider congregation is somewhat of a new one at many churches. I think it's time for a paradigm shift.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Diving In

This is my inauspicious launch into the blogosphere. Since I've sat here for the last 15 minutes, it must be that the first post is the worst. Here's to learning to navigate a new country.