Friday, November 19, 2010

On Youth Ministry & Theology

On Thursday afternoons there is a group of students from the church who gather for scripture study and dinner together. We have been moving our way through Romans, which is quite a book for a youth study. (!)

One gem I discovered within the last two months is to incorporate a paragraph or two from an "accessible" writer within the study. This gives students the a fresh voice which is neither Romans, nor myself; two voices which seem to tire out their thought processes.

Apart from the usual suspects such as C.S. Lewis, two authors which write in a way that the students understand and resonate with are Wayne Grudem & Richard J. Mouw. (Note: I work in a reformed church) In particular, the students love Mouw's Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport.

Turns out I do too.

That's all for now!
-C.D. Clements