Posts Tagged ‘mistakes’

Chris is risen. Really? Comments 0

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 Comments 0

Friday, March 21st, 2014
churches

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 Comments 0

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