There were two blogs this summer that had interesting, helpful, challenging subject matter. Here are some links to catch up if you’re interested…
The Institute of Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary features a series on Youth Ministry and Disability.
“Even though there is a long way to go before the church, and youth ministry in particular, is where we would like it to be, it’s clear that a conversation is happening. The Institute for Youth Ministry is introducing this blog series on Youth Ministry and Disability as a way of shining a spotlight on that conversation. Over the next several weeks, you will find these posts among others on the IYM Blog.
In keeping with our commitment to integrating theology and practice, we believe that youth ministry needs to do more than just move the furniture. Especially when it comes to the reality of disability, we cannot just change our techniques—we must attempt to do something more comprehensive. We don’t just want to think about how we can deal with the “problem” of disability, we want to be transformed by the promise of disability. To this end, contributors to this series include bible scholars, theologians, anthropologists, educators, and veteran youth workers. Each post offers a different perspective, each with the hope of helping youth workers to be more faithfully attentive to God’s action in the lives of young people with disabilities.”
Check out the blog posts in this series here.
a mosaic of perspectives about what it means to be in transition, each a snapshot or a facet of a much greater, God-given mosaic of change, and each written by someone who is an artist — an artist who works with people and systems in the midst of change. Together, we are a mosaic of people and ideas.
Here are the posts if you’d like to catch up:
- The Art of Embracing Change
- The Art of Making All Things New
- Active Questioning about Transition
- Chasing the Music that Hasn’t Been Played Yet
- Thinking Creatively about Living in Transition
- Change, Presbyterian Style
- Becoming the Curriculum
- The Art of Making Small Changes
- Our Public Witness: Creating Bi-Vocational Churches (Disclaimer: I wrote this one.)
- The Art of Pastoring a Post-Split Church
- The Art of Holy Listening
Let us know if you’re reading blogs we should keep up with!