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Brian Kirk

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Rev. Brian Kirk is an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). His education includes a degree in psychology and child development, certifications in elementary and gifted education, and a Masters of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary. Prior to being ordained, Brian spent eleven years teaching in public schools and he has over twenty years experience in congregational youth ministries. He has repeatedly served on the writing team for the New Earth Christian Resources for the Outdoors, published by Christian Board of Publication and the National Council of Churches and contributes numerous articles to YMtoday.com. His new book, Missional Youth Ministry: Moving from Gathering Teenagers to Scattering Disciples, will be published by Youth Specialties/Zondervan in April 2011. Brian currently serves an inner-city church in St. Louis, Missouri, teaches as adjunct faculty at Eden Theological Seminary, and co-writes the blog rethinkingyouthministry.com.

Rethinking Youth Ministry

Have Yourself a Merry Zombie Apocalypse

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The Hobbit's Invitation for Teens

How did I miss this obvious opportunity all these years to lead teens to the Kingdom of God by way of Middle Earth? Read More »

Follow Your Bliss and Your Doubts: An Open Letter to 2012 Graduates

As you walk the unexplored path ahead, hold tight to your bliss, be open to taking some unplanned detours, and make some room for doubt and uncertainty. Read More »

The Subversive Message of The Hunger Games

Will young Christian fans of The Hunger Games get the deeper message around how we might choose to respond to violence? Read More »

The Gospel according to "Glee"?

Recent polls would indicate that "Glee's" live-and-let-live attitude toward sexual politics and religion are in line with much of the population in the United States. Read More »

The Appealing Faith of Justin Bieber: A Q&A with Belieber! author Cathleen Falsani

Cathleen Falsani talks about her new book on Justin Bieber and why a 40-something Christian mom was inspired to write about the pop idol. Read More »

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Have Yourself a Merry Zombie Apocalypse

Why as people of faith do we find The Walking Dead series so compelling? It turns out that the season of Advent just might hold an answer. Read More »

The Hobbit's Invitation for Teens

How did I miss this obvious opportunity all these years to lead teens to the Kingdom of God by way of Middle Earth? Read More »

Follow Your Bliss and Your Doubts: An Open Letter to 2012 Graduates

As you walk the unexplored path ahead, hold tight to your bliss, be open to taking some unplanned detours, and make some room for doubt and uncertainty. Read More »

The Subversive Message of The Hunger Games

Will young Christian fans of The Hunger Games get the deeper message around how we might choose to respond to violence? Read More »

The Gospel according to "Glee"?

Recent polls would indicate that "Glee's" live-and-let-live attitude toward sexual politics and religion are in line with much of the population in the United States. Read More »

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