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Embodied Youth Ministry Part 2: Truth Proclaimed and Truth Embodied

“The truth will set you free” (John 8:32).

Earlier this month, I wrote a post called “Embodied Youth Ministry.” The focus of this post was simple.

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Beauty for Ashes

There is something bizarre about staring at your 39-year-old face in the mirror, the one that’s held up ‘til now (more or less) but is beginning to give up the fight, not all at once, but in little slip-ups under the eyes and near the nose, while also thinking about your dying grandmother. 600 more words

Youth - J. M. Coetzee

Coetzee’s writings are the antithesis to complacency. His books demand introspection. I read every Coetzee novel I can find. Youth is a semi-autobiographical narrative of a disillusioned young man fleeing a volatile South Africa to pursue his dream of becoming a writer in 1960s London. 410 more words


Clean Slate

She sits alone at the top
What better way to magnify the lonliness
But she isn’t lonely
She can feel his heart beat
In tune with hers. 197 more words

Social work bridging cultures: A visit to the Russian New University

As a social work educator, I have been particularly curious about the nature of social work education in the Russian Federation.  Therefore, I was thrilled to receive an invitation – … 349 more words


A Prayer That Saved Me From My Temptation

Hey everyone!

How are you? And you, doing well? Great stuff man :)

I hope you are all well and having a good time. I was having a good day until I checked my weight and saw just how much holiday weight I’ve picked up. 610 more words

Young People

Reframing disability: A visit to Downside Up in Moscow, Russia

While Russia may face a stereotype that people with disabilities are stigmatized, this does not mean that there is a dearth of social change agents actively working to re-frame the status of this population in society.   955 more words