Well, this will be a short one.
I’ve been thinking, off and on, about the modern “youth ministry” movement for the last several months or so. I’ve been growing highly suspicious that what passes for “ministry” in “youth ministry” has nothing to do with “ministry” at all. Not only that, I’ve come to be quite suspicious of people who are called “pastors” that aren’t expected to be elder qualified, or even competent at the things that “pastors” are supposed to be competent at (basically exegesis, exposition, shepherding and prayer). I’ve wondered if I was starting to be a little hyper-cynical since I don’t hear too many others voicing the same ideas…
…and then I run into this. Apparently I’m not the only one at all. I don’t have Youtube or other streaming video available to me on my laptop (due to my totalitarian settings on NetNanny), but I’ll give it a watch with my wife sometime on her far bigger monitor. (You know it’s love when the tech geek gets his wife the fancy computer and uses the lemon! I hope I get a kiss for this!) If you watch it before me, let me know how it is. I’m always interested in, or at least entertained or enraged by, Christian documentaries.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “Not all Youth Pastors are bad!” Unger