— YouthMinistry (@youthministry) April 22, 2013
— Rick Lawrence (@RickSkip) April 19, 2013
I'm encouraged by these kind tweets about the simple T.A.L.K. article posted at youthministry.com. The tragedies and terrors of last week present an important opportunity to reflect on life and faith. As Deuteronomy 6 describes, we need to be providing an environment of conversation with youth about how following God intersects with the practical pressures of life. But many of us struggle with the habit of ongoing conversations, especially in terrible crises, settling instead for quick solution-style chats or lecture-teaching moments with students. Much of talking with another person involves listening and gleaning and trusting and cultivating and discovering… It is very active… It is not one-sided… and it is intended to be God-ordained.