Trending This Week (June 6)

Jacob Eckeberger
June 5th, 2014

Every Friday we pull our favorite links from across the inter-webs. This week we shared a 1Q interview with 3 incredible female youth pastors, looked at a post with 6 “must do's” for some soul care this summer, linked to a great conversation about the restoration of criminal youth, followed our favorite hashtags, and of course, provided ample supply for your weekend procrastination. 

Blogs From This Week

Our 1Q interview for women in youth ministry highlights 3 incredible female youth pastors and their responses to the question: “What excites you the most or challenges you the most about being a woman in youth ministry?” CLICK TO VIEW

Mark Matlock (@MarkMatlock) continues his 2 part interview with Dr. Dan Siegel (@DrDanSiegel) about his latest book “Brainstorm” and they discuss the power of cultural influences, our attachment to technology, and more practical applications for youth ministry: CLICK TO VIEW

We officially launched our newest resource YS Coaching! It is a resource designed to help you identify your core motivations, strengths, potential blind spots, and the ways you’ve been designed to best serve God and others. Check out more info: CLICK TO VIEW

Blogs From Other Great Youth Workers This Week

Conversations on the Fringe (@conversefringe) shared a great article entitled “Restroation of Criminal Youth.” It's such a difficult but necessary conversation. CLICK TO VIEW

Chris Wesley (@chrisrwesley) put together a really practical list of “Must Do's” for some good soul care this summer: CLICK TO VIEW

Meredith Dodd (@meredithdodd) shared a passionate post entitled “To A Dying Church: We Cannot Escape Our Mortality.” CLICK TO VIEW

Mary Glenn is one of the incredible folks over at @FullerFYI and she wrote a great post looking at what happened with one particular teen that had a passion for building a community garden: “Teens Building Assets in Their Own Communities.” CLICK TO VIEW

The fantastic folks over at the DYM Webshow (@DYMWebshow) had a new episode full of solid youth ministry conversations and Mark Matlock snuck into the crew somehow: CLICK TO VIEW 

For Your Information

#YesAllWomenCLICK TO VIEW : I wanted to include this to make sure you’re seeing what your students are probably seeing. This hashtag was started so that women could share their own stories of harassment, mistreatment, or thoughts about gender issues within our culture. I have found myself prayerfully reading through them from time to time. It would be good to be aware so that you can take advantage of teachable moments with your students if you hear them talking about it.  

#Hashtags To Review

Here are a quick list of some of our favorite #hashtags from this week. There is a ton of great insight behind each one. We pulled the twitter searches for each hashtag and made them clickable so you can easily view and scroll through all the youth worker wisdom in 140 characters or less. 

#impact2014 – CLICK TO VIEW : The North TX Annual UMC Conference (@umcNTC) took place this week and attendees shared a ton of inspirational live tweets as they walked through their vision for this next year. 
#eform14 – CLICK TO VIEW : There was an Epsicopal gathering in NJ (@DioceseofNJ) that spent a significant amount of time addressing youth and their incredible value within their congregations.
#pciga14 – CLICK TO VIEW : Presbyterian Church in Ireland (@pciassembly) had their annual gathering with lots of wisdom. It's even more fun reading them allowed with an Irish accent. 

Fun Things To Fuel Your Procrastination

I always knew Luigi was a gangster. “Luigi Ridin' Dirty” CLICK TO VIEW

Here's a guinea pig wearing an orange pepper as a hat… you're welcome. CLICK TO VIEW

Christopher Lee turned 92 and released his SECOND Metal album. Yea… that guy from Lord of the Rings has released 2 more Metal albums than I have. I want to be his friend. CLICK TO VIEW

The Top 3 Habits That Made Steve Jobs Awesome: CLICK TO VIEW

If things just aren't working out for you today, you're not alone. Enjoy watching other people in their frustration with Citi Bikes and let off some steam. “Human vs. Citi Bike: New York's Secret Struggle” CLICK TO VIEW

Jacob Eckeberger

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