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Random Randomness

 —  April 26, 2012 — 4 Comments

- last night, we brought our JH small groups together formal lesson the nature and attributes of God. One of my points was that God has both male and female characteristics. While cleaning up, I found a note written from one JH boy to another that is an insant classic that I will hold onto for a long time: “Dude, if women were molded after God then he has BOOBS!”

- I hate when I put people in awkward situations. Sadly, I’ve recently put somebody I care for in a tough spot with some of his closest friends. Stupid, but totally unintentional. Taking steps to rectify it. Relationships are messy things, aren’t they? I understand why so many folks don’t do the hard work of keeping things healthy and God-honoring when it is so much easier to ignore problems, walk away from relationships, etc. But the easier way is a,most never the right way.

- This could be its own post….or an article…or a book: I wonder through what avenue the largest amount of authentic conversions are taking place. Are the expert bloggers, church critics, “thought leaders” etc (regardless of theological leanings) truly reaching people for Christ? Are the churches they seem determined to chastise doing a much better job? Are Missional churches seeing more kingdom impact than attractional churches? Are individuals being “salt and light” and “good news” in their neighborhoods and at work actually having faith conversations? I’m inclined to assume all of the above are seeing fruit of their labors which makes me wonder why we are so quick to force each other into camps.

- heading out to emcee BELIEVE in Holland, Michigan this weekend then spending Monday and Tuesday at Willow Creek with Scott Rubin, Brooklyn Lyndsey and others creating the scope and sequence for a 3rd year of JH LIVE curriculum as well a a two year Pre-teen LIVE curriculum.

Kurt Johnston

Kurt Johnston


Kurt Johnston leads the student ministries team at Saddleback Church in Southern California. His ministry of choice, however, is junior high, where he spends approximately 83.4% of his time.

4 responses to Random Randomness

  1. Awesome stuff. In response to the last one I am looking forward to the 3rd year of Simply Live especially since my Middle School Ministry is 6th-8th.

    Also, is the Simply Youth Ministry on a hiatus for a while?

  2. Simply Youth Ministry Show……

  3. Hey Kevin,
    Yes….the show is on a hiatus while we figure out two issues:

    1) Jake Rutenbar is moving to a church in Seattle, so I need to find a new co-host!
    2) We moved our studio and are in the process of building a new one.

    But….we will return!

  4. Awesome!

    I am in the Tacoma/Seattle area.

    Pass it on to Jake that if he wants someone to buy him coffee and welcome him to the great northwest I would love too!

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