Time to take the seX out of se-Xmas

*** This is a piece I wrote a couple of years back. I hope it still makes sense, even if the references are a bit dated… Then one foggy Sex-mas Eve, Victoria came to say: Consumer with your eyes so wide, buy this bra and panties tonight. Twenty-year-old young women wearing unmentionables stare into the [Read More...]

Consumerism Destroys Calling: Reflections on Student Ministry from “Consuming Youth”

*The following comes from someone I admire quite a bit, Rick Bartlett.  He’s served in ministry to both adults and youth in the UK and US.  I commend his book about youth ministry and consumerism to you! I’m a pastor. I haven’t always embraced this title, but I’m doing so now. How did I become [Read More...]

Taking the SEX out of Sex-mas!

Then one foggy Sex-mas Eve, Victoria came to say: Consumer with your eyes so wide, buy this bra and panties tonight. Twenty-year-old young women wearing unmentionables stare into the camera saying: “Tell me you love me.  Tell me you want me.  Excite me.”  Getting your yuletide jollies yet? Let’s be honest: the girls in the [Read More...]


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