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Heavy is the head
What kind of person do you picture if I ask you to describe a modern psalmist? It’s a tricky thing to imagine – perhaps you’re trying to figure out what King David looked like and base it on him. But what if I told you that I truly believe the ...
Q&A: Dave Csinos
Dave Csinos is assistant professor of practical theology at Atlantic School of Theology and the founder of Faith Forward, an ecumenical organisation for innovation in children’s and youth ministry. He spoke to Jamie Cutteridge about teaching methods, experiential moments and his recent research
Netflix's 13 reasons why
Imagine being able to tell everyone in your life exactly what you think of them, exactly how they’ve hurt you, without any consequences. The only catch is that you’re dead. This is the premise of 13 reasons why, Netflix’s latest binge-worthy show: a 13-episode suicide note to a teenage girl’s friends and classmates, outlining their role in her decision to end her life. Originally hyped as a smart, important look at mental health and the social issues affecting teenagers, upon release the show attracted criticism for its ‘triggering’ impact, its overly realistic depiction of sexual assault and suicide, and negative portrayals of counselling or other forms of support. So what do we do with it? Ignore it? Watch it with our young people? Something between?
How far would you go to stop people knowing your darkest secrets? What if virtual reality played on your deepest fears? Could you imagine a world where we’re rated the whole time? How would people react if they knew what you really thought? Who wants to live forever? What if your very worse moments got shared with the rest of the world? Black Mirror is back to answer all these questions, and more…
Q&A: Mike Pilavachi
Let’s be honest, Mike Pilavachi is a youth ministry legend who needs little introduction. The author, youth worker and leader and founder of Soul Survivor has influenced the lives of countless young people over the last three decades. He sat down with Jamie Cutteridge to talk about his and Andy Croft’s new book Everyday supernatural, the current state of youth ministry and the last quarter-decade of Soul Survivor
Kanye West is the most fascinating man on the planet. Every track he releases is the subject of fevered anticipation and acclaim; every interview he gives is picked over with the meticulous gaze of a wannabe detective or avid Serial listener. It’s not just music – he’s a fashion designer, ...
Q&A: Judah Smith
He leads of one of the biggest churches in the United States, is mates with sport stars, has written a best-selling book, and pastors Justin Bieber – but started off as a youth worker. Journalist Jamie Cutteridge meets Seattle’s Judah Smith.
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