"It is my belief that we were made to paise and that the original intentions for it might have been bigger and sweeter than most of us have dreamed or that a scheduled moment could properly contain. We find ourselves in a dynamic, fluid relationship with the divine, where there is such a perpetual movement and flow that a static, formulaic approach undermines and lessens what could exist. It is hamburger stuck in our esophagus. We were meant for evey moment to be fully alive with this dynamic relating and vibrant presence of hope in finding our Maker near us. Again, nothing is nonspiritual. Grasping this does not diminish the necessity of our disciplines: it only brings to them more depth and beauty." (Crowder, Praise Habit, p. 34.)
Author: Ken Castor
KEN CASTOR - As a veteran youth pastor, Ken Castor is excellent with a nerf gun and is addicted to caffeine. He is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College in Minnesota, where he started the NEXT Ministry Conferences. Ken speaks across the U.S. and Canada, and has a doctorate focused on passing faith and leadership through the generations. He is the Blue Letters Editor of the award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored several books like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He lives near Minneapolis with his amazing wife and hilarious kids.