Luke 24:32“Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
You may have the heard the song…’We are Young’ by Fun? The chorus goes a little like this…
“Tonight- We are young. So let’s the set the world on fire, we can burn brighter than the sun.”
It got us thinking about our theme. Set the World on Fire. There are many folks talking about how we can change the world and what we each can do to make a difference in our world.
So what drives us as followers of Christ? What encourages and challenges us to be initiators of change? What is the call all about to be salt and light in our world? How do we serve and give to others with a faith perspective?
It’s like the disciples on the road to Emmaus following the death and resurrection of Jesus who were troubled and wrestling with their journey. They met a man on the road and shared their story. He listened to them. He spoke with them and taught them. He shared bread with them after they invited him to join them to stay and eat. It was finally then after the bread was broken that they realized it was Jesus. They said to one another,
“Did our hearts not burn within us?” ( Luke 24:31-35).
That is what we hope to explore this weekend. How do we journey with Christ on the way? How does Jesus teach and challenge us? How do we set the world on fire?
For more information take a look at our registration booklet:
The August program is two weeks long for young people who wish to explore life and leadership at the intersection of faith and culture. It is for ANY young person (not just Anglican or Lutheran) who is interested in the program aims. The August program has many new components to it, including a three-day adventure training expedition – water, air and land. The cost structure has changed too – successful applicants are given full scholarship to attend, but must provide their own travel. Again, visit the website for details and applications process. www.askandimagine.org
If you have any questions about the programs, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The May program is one week long, for anyone 18 and over who is involved in youth ministry in any capacity. The focus will be theological grounding for youth ministry, skills development, retreat and reflection and living in community in our beloved Brough House on the campus of Huron University College. Tuition for the week is $350.00 and you are responsible for your own transportation. (limited travel subsidies are available). If you are looking for theological formation and skills specifically for youth ministry, please consider the program, and look for details on our (all new) websitewww.askandimagine.org (including on-line registration).
Many past participants have been ordained clergy who want to hone their skills and theological grounding in youth ministry. Tell other youth ministry volunteers and staff whom you know and point them to the website. People have already started registering for this program, so don’t wait too long.
Last week when the restaurant Applebee’s tried to set an 18 per cent tip for a meal, the Atlanta pastor who’d dined out, crossed it out, gave no tip and wrote a note: “I give God, 10 %, why do you get 18?” The waitress posted it online and earned a pink slip. The pastor has been widely derided. Of course, as the following article in Slate points out, the minister’s math is fuzzy: a waitress is getting a portion of a restaurant bill; tithing is based on income – so it’s not like the waitress is getting more in the end. But the article goes on to make some interesting points about why tips have gone up, while tithing has dropped. Not all of it applies to Canada, where mega churches are not the norm, but still an interesting read. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/faithbased/2013/02/alois_bell_applebee_s_tip_why_do_americans_tip_more_than_they_tithe.html