Sorry to interrupt the regularly-scheduled Neo-Youth Ministry Series programming, but I wanted to address something about the series.
You may notice I don’t talk about the Bible much in these posts. There is a reason for that. Quite simply, I’m trying to keep my posts fairly short. I want these to be able to be read easily the first time you glance at it. I could write longer posts, but then you’d need to schedule reading my blog into your calendar. I don’t want that. (Nor do I think anyone would actually do that. Well, Brit might.)
So, I don’t have a whole lot of space to go into the biblical and theological basis of a lot of my convictions. For instance, you may be asking why in my recent post I think that local and contextual is better than big and pre-packaged. I have many a biblical and theological reason for that, I can assure you. My convictions are a result of a lot of reading, reflecting, discussing, praying, ministering, living, and all that. I refuse to simply quote a bible verse in every post in order to make it “biblical.” That does an injustice to the depth at which those of us in youth ministry need to be considering these issues. I believe my posts are already biblical because I think they line up with scripture, not because I stick a reference onto every post.
Perhaps one day I will make a series of posts on the biblical and theological basis of my convictions. But it would be too long to try and do that all at once right now. For now, you will just see the (current state of my) conclusions in the Neo-Youth Ministry Series.