“Quinn and Kylie, millennial missionaries to the scuba instructors of Aruba, are seeking your financial support” reads the caption to comedian John Crist’s hilarious sketch on young millennials called to the vacatio-cough- mission field.
Millennial or not, most of us living in the 21st century Western World wouldn’t expect the potential of being thrown into jail – or even facing death – to be on the risk assessment for a missions trip. For the most part since Bible times, some people think modern evangelism is a lot less about risk and discomfort and a lot more about vlogging in the perfect lighting.
We’ll explore reasons why some Millennials are walking away from their Christian faith, and what parents can do to help them reconnect with Jesus. We’ll also offer hope and encouragement to parents who have regrets about being poor role-models for their kids.
Author & humourist, Robbie Parkin says there’s a point in every father’s life when they seemingly go from “Hero to Zero” in the eyes of their children. Robbie shares some practical advice on how fathers can overcome being seen as a “Daggy Dad” and stay connected with their kids.
The bumper bar neared closer. I glanced in my side mirror. Angle a little more. Turn slightly. That’s it. Now a direct line in. Right, you got it. Engine off. Keys out. Success. Two men watching on the roadside cheered. I smiled triumphantly in return. Continue reading “Car-Parking Like a Man”
In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. (2 Cor. 8:2-4) Continue reading “Do The Poor Give More?”