Friday, September 01, 2006

    What Would Jesus Say?

    Mike Yaconelli was one of the great voices in youth ministry and his legacy lives on despite his untimely death in 2003. He was co-founder of Youth Specialities and served as editor of "The Door," an irreverent magazine that took on religion and culture. Mike used to joke that he pastored the slowest-growing church in the U.S. because it had few members now than when he started. When Mike wrote or spoke about ministry with young people, he was always completely candid and honest and spoke from the heart in no uncertain language. There was no "B.S." in his theology, and here is great example of why his teachings still continue to guide my own ministry.