Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Beginning of the End for Modern Youth Ministry

If we can't swallow goldfish anymore, what is left for us to do?

11 comments:

fr'nklin said...

This is TRULY a very sad day...where is Jack Hyles when you need him most?

Irenaeus II said...

You know, whenever I see the freakish cult known as PETA interfering with people, it makes me want to grill a few steaks. I don't care if it is 8:30 pm.

Michael C. said...

At least we can still go to hockey games and cheer wildly every time a fight breaks out (cf. Psalm 11:5).

G-Knee said...
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G-Knee said...

This just gives more credence to the other youth workers in my church who seem to often tell me, "Better safe than sued". (ugh - I agree with T&J, give me a hunk of beef to chew on whilst I groan in distain)

Ryan said...

I find it disheartening that it takes PETA to put a stop to this, and that cruelty to animals were the main grounds for discontinuing it.

Does any one else see the sad irony that the church has degenerated to the point of swallowing fish?

Ryan said...

That should read "cruetly to animals was the main ground . . . "

Ben said...

Great catch on the irony, Ryan. It's good to know that guys like you and Unk are meditating on youth ministry and are on hand to catch things like this.

G-Knee,

Good to hear you're still eating beef. I always figured you were on the fast train to Veganworld.

Todd Mitchell said...

The title of this post is "Modern Youth Ministry." Has there been any other kind of youth ministry? Is it not a modern invention?

Ben said...

I could be wrong, but I think churches ministered to youth somehow prior to the modern entertainment and behavior-oriented anomalies, which I am calling "modern."

Todd Mitchell said...

Funny though how "adult ministry" doesn't have the same ring to it, you know? It is not that we don't minister to adults. "Youth ministry" means something very specific.