Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for November, 2009

Although Camden hasn’t always held the top spot, for 2009 we’re back to being #1 in the nation for being the most dangerous city in America. Check out the article here.

My hometown of Birmingham was 6th and surprisingly New York City was 296th!

Camden is a city of potential. But I’m not surprised it’s considered the most dangerous. Why? Because it’s also the nation’s most poverty stricken city. And can we also mention the history of corruption of city officials? The last three Camden mayors are in jail for corruption charges. Interesting!

Corruption + Poverty = Danger

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

We taught a lesson last week on how Jesus is the most important thing. Apparently H. was listening because at school the next day, on a Thanksgiving turkey art project, he wrote, on his own accord, “Jesus is the boss.”

Jesus is the boss.

It makes me happy to know the kids a) listen to what we tell them and b) think about it when they’re away from us. H. came up with the phrase “Jesus is the boss” entirely on his own.

Read Full Post »

Last week I attended the Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry hosted by the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Seminary. It was in Hendersonville, North Carolina at a beautiful camp ground called Kanuga. I went for a two day retreat and then for an additional four day conference.  It was nice to get a break from city life and be surrounded by gorgeous scenery.  North Carolina in the Fall is one of my favorite places to be.   It was also great to be challenged theologically with speakers like Kenda Creasy Dean, Rodger Nishioka, Mark DeVries and others.

About 70% of the conference was applied to church ministry, but I still learned a lot. I met amazing youth directors from around the country and was encouraged by their service and dedication to young people. It was a good week.

North Carolina

North Carolina

North Carolina

Read Full Post »