Reviews

“Our Only Weapon is Love” – the disciple Bartholomew in “Risen”

Review of “Risen” by Andrew Suite – warning: spoilers! A small youth group has some great advantages. It is easy to fit the whole crew into a couple of cars in order to go see “Risen” starring Joseph Fiennes as Roman military tribune Clavius. The movie is well done and strives to be historically and biblically accurate. For example, the ...

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How Yoda Ruined My Theology

Star Wars is back and is force-choking every Box Office record in its path! Amid all the hoopla, I’ve done my fair share of rewatching clips from the old movies. Because of what Darth Lucas did to Yoda in the prequels, I had forgotten how incredibly philosophical and wise the character of Yoda was in the original trilogy. One of the most iconic ...

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Part 1 of a wonderful movie trilogy.  Most excellent and well done!  The extended version is worth the extra time.

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25 Adele

Another wonderful album from one of the greatest voices of this generation!

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Write for the Youthworker Movement

  Make all of your dreams come true! Or one of them, provided that dinner didn’t sit well and you were tossing and turning all night wishing you could mouth off about your opinions about Wesleyan youth ministry. That dream, my friend, is right around the corner. We are deeply interested in developing Wesleyan voices in youth ministry content. If ...

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Interview with Brian McLaren

Brian McClaren on Youth Ministry

I had the pleasure of interviewing Brian for his last book, Naked Spirituality: A Life With God In Twelve Simple Words, a conversation that led ultimately to a Youthworker Circuit curriculum for the same book and a ministry tool designed to help leaders discover the spiritual season where each of their youth finds themselves at the moment–it’s been a fascinating ...

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Book Review: Taking Theology to Youth Ministry

It’s both comforting and annoying when you read a book and get a sense that the author jumped in your head and thought your thoughts for you, but that’s how it went for me when I read Andrew Root’s new book, “Taking Theology to Youth Ministry” If you’re not familiar with Dr. Andrew Root, well, let’s just say he’s a ...

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Hunger Games – Violence – A Different World

My nine-year old wanted to read the Hunger Games last spring when all the hub-bub about the books and the movie came out.  I had heard mixed reviews and hesitated about letting her read the book and watch the movie, so we made a deal that we would read it together.  Between my classes, work and paper-writing I picked up ...

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