Young people are easily indoctrinated. For instance,
suicide bombers tend to be young people.
Such vulnerability! - and this why it is important to
mould young people for Christ’s sake and in his image.
This site is produced by a middle aged kitchen guru,
passively strolling towards old age, who sees youth
as almost a foreign land whose language
he cannot comprehend and whose culture he has no
The life forms who inhabit that land seem like an alien
Therefore this page relies upon a limited knowledge
of ‘youth’, but provides links on the right that are known
to have a significant youth emphasis.
Something to consider
Why is it that such an emphasis is put on the need for
‘youth’ workers and ‘youth’ initiatives, when it is the old
people who are running out of time to find Christ?
Is it because the Church is obsessed with perpetuating
itself, its buildings, its institutions, its organisations,
its establishment, its status quo?
Surely God is in control in the Christian Church?
Isn’t it the truth that building a ‘church’ with young
families is more attractive, more fun and less
troublesome than having to look after the many
needs of old people? Of course families have
problems, but isn’t it true that the problems of old
age are not as enjoyable to solve. Curiously
their problems are often easier to solve
- such as loneliness.
Isn’t it also the truth that young people are more
attractive, more engaging, with more energy and
more gullible to be moulded, shaped and indoctrinated
into the theological clones of the elders and leaders?
If as a Christian community we cannot even look after our own elderly Christians,
sometimes not even our own parents, what in God’s name are we doing pretending that
we are able and capable of being trusted with the precious life and soul of a young
person? We certainly can’t always preach by example!
Does the Christian ‘Church’ reflect the Church of Jesus Christ as depicted in the
Holy Scriptures? Do we love each other, protect one another and seek to encourage,
affirm and enable? When one is hurting we should all share some of the pain and when
one is blessed we should all rejoice in that blessing. Read 1 Cor 12 and 1 Cor 13