On the road with friends … learning the order of the day …

Youth ministry today presents a bit of a riddle. Cultural shifts of significant proportions require thinking about transmitting the value of life and faith to youth a challenge. Mark Riddle draws together some thoughts garnered and questions created by a series of conference calls for the ETREK course, “Re-Imagining Youth Ministry.” Nathan and I are in Hatfield, PA for the second two-day learning gathering. I always learn a great deal from Mark, the students and the rich conversations enjoyed. Biblical Seminary is exploring theological education in some great ways. I enjoyed my visit with President Dave Dunbar and am looking forward to a bit of time with Todd Mangum. We listened to the challenging thoughts of John Franke over lunch (I will post more about this later). Most think it a vacation of sorts. In reality it is a refreshing couple of days of learning with great friends.

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.