Posts Tagged ‘relationship’

Increasingly isolated youth connect to faith through relationship

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Young people — including those who are religious — do not see religious leaders as trusted adults, according to a new study. Only 8% of respondents ages 13-25 who are affiliated with a religious group say they have a trusted religious leader they could turn to if needed. In contrast, 45% said they could turn Read more

‘Please, Lord, Please’ — all God needs to hear

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Forget the fancy words and deep analogies; prayer is about relationship. ‘Your strength is not in numbers, nor does your might depend upon the powerful, but you are the God of the lowly, the helper of the oppressed, the supporter of the weak, the protector of those in despair, the savior of those without hope. 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

Love, sex and happiness

Friday, November 1st, 2013

In her article in The New York Times, “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too,” Kate Taylor describes a world of ambitious Penn undergraduates who put their personal interests and their resumes first. Many have chosen to avoid romantic relationships during college entirely in favour of “hooking up,” no strings attached. As they Read more

Cardinal O’Brien had relationship with priest, paper alleges

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Cardinal Keith O’Brien had a long-term physical relationship with one of the priests whose complaints against him led to his removal as Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, according to Church sources cited by the Herald Scotland. Cardinal O’Brien went into retirement after admitting “there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below Read more