Here is a list of how to tell young people at your church you love them. I prefer giving them pizza but whatever. Actually, the best way, is to not let your church become a church where the young people think “well, we’re not really part of the church, so we’ll just whatever”.
Inter-Varsity Press have a new website in beta. IVP is to my bookshelf as Marks and Spencer is to my underwear draw, so this is clearly exciting news.
Carrying on in yesterday’s theme, The Slate has a review of six seemingly arbitrarily chosen water pistols. For those of you just tuning in for the first time; I can legitimately buy one of these for work.
An overview of the church after the book of Acts. I’m sure there are lots of these sorts of resources on the internet, but this is one I’ve come across. Useful so you don’t look like such a idiot when you get the various Lateran Councils mixed up at your uncle’s garden party.
A Brief History, in chart form, of the super soaker. Surely essential reading before summer residentials? (via)
The Guardian has a special report on Sex Education in schools in the UK. In the typical Guardian style, you can almost feel the vitriol when speaking about more conservative parents, but it’s a good over view of where sex education is currently at, and some of the facts and figures around it.
Short-ish article on the Message Trust in Manchester and their award ceremony for teenagers. Alas, being not a Christian paper, it doesn’t go into detail about the motivations of the volunteers, and treats the only mentioned conversation as part of this guys rehabilitation process, not foundational too it. If anyone knows anyone in the Message trust, I’d love to go up and see some of their work at some point.
Reading the great British press, one might be forgiven for thinking that all our teenagers are binge-drinking, drug-addled, knife-wielding thugs ready to leap out and stab a granny for a fiver…
But I thought it might be timely to remind ourselves that youth doesn’t necessarily mean yob.
From the department of ‘oh really’, comes the news story, that when interviewed, the young people of Bognor Regis want a multiplex cinema. I link, because I’m as amazed there are young people in Bognor Regis as you are.