Category Archives: Religious Education

We Have a Lot to Learn and Even More to Do Through Imbizo

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South Africa and Apartheid

How does one deal with the failures within one’s own history? Scripture often recounts stories of human unfaithfulness, perhaps as often as it celebrates obedience to God’s faithfulness. What about our own history? As a part of a meeting with … Continue reading

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Discussing Youth Ministry and Race: A View from the Pew

Every once in a while you realize you are in the middle of something really, really special.  I have over thirty-five years experience listening to presentations in varying contexts, first in broadcast television news and later in academic settings. November … Continue reading

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Youth, Race, and Violence: My journey

This reflection has been on the margins of my mind for some time since I first heard of Trayvon Martin. It is personal and offers a perspective that I am still processing… but for good reason. When I asked Brandon … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Trayvon Martin is Dead by Brandon Winstead

Brandon Winstead is a good friend and passionate leader in Youth Ministry, particularly youth ministry across the racial and ethnic margins of our society. I asked him for a reflection on Trayvon Martin and I am pleased to publish it. Brandon, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Articles in Religious Education

Taylor and Francis has made the top ten articles in Religious Education free for downloading for the rest of July. A couple of articles address neuroscience (including my own) and others deal with youth ministry, religious education, media and a … Continue reading

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Scottie May Lectures on Welcoming Children

Children provided the focus of study at NTS with the Miriam Hall Lecture in Children’s Ministry. Scottie May provided a powerful opening lecture on “Why Welcoming Children Welcomes Jesus” and followed with an interactive session on “How Welcoming Children Welcomes … Continue reading

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