Posts Tagged ‘mistakes’

Chris is risen. Really?

Monday, April 16th, 2018

A church in the UK ordered some signs ahead of Easter, presumably meant to read ‘Christ is risen’. But they almost got a different message – ‘Chris is risen’. The pastor at the Baptist Church is actually called Chris. Curate Ned Lunn said Chris did indeed have to get up for a sunrise service at Read more

Francis shows his human side

Friday, March 21st, 2014
living in the world

When the head of an international religious order visited Japan many years ago, I was asked to be his translator. One evening at a convent of the order, the superior greeted a large group of nuns, saying what a pleasure it was to be with them for the visitation (shisatsu). I thought I had turned Read more

Five fatal flaws in youth ministry

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Not too long ago, I was asked to put together a list of what makes successful youth ministries successful. As I was thinking about this, I found myself almost immediately coming up with a list of the opposite. I could readily come up with a list of traits that contributed to unsuccessful youth ministries. I Read more