Today’s guest post is by Tim Carigon. Tim was a youth pastor/senior pastor in Hawai’i for 20 years, before moving to China with his family to work on behalf of Chinese youth. He is now beginning a new position as the Youth Pastor at BICF, the biggest international church in China.
The only thing productive about my vacation so far has been extended time being challenged by God to prepare me for this upcoming youth ministry journey. I have come out of it frustrated and confused, until last night when it all started to come together. This all happened while watching the movie “cowboys and aliens”. I know it would have been more impressive to say my prayer closet but…. I have found God speaks to me in the shower, at movies and in the car more than my prayer closet. I just realized I don’t have a prayer closet, or MAYBE these places ARE my prayer closet, hummmm.
Anyway, this morning as I woke up with all of this YM stuff on my mind a link to the movie DIVIDED came to me and I watched it in anticipation that it would confirm the things God has been showing me about this upcoming YM journey. I spent the morning pouring over it.
Well, I am naturally cynical of new things coming down the pike, but the timing was just too curious in relationship to what God has been speaking to me lately about YM. The first scene was of Marko and I was excited to see someone I knew; I know a little of his background and thought this is going to be good. I went to get a drink so I could settle into the rest of the DVD. And then the DVD drove off a cliff, and I was forced to ditch the car doing one of those Clint Eastwood jump and rolls out of the car as it goes over the cliff in slow motion. I could write a really long post on this DVD, but I thought I would check out what Marko thought (cause now I was doubting his sanity), and was shocked to find out he was highjacked, and his clip was a surprise to him. He writes an awesome blog on it here.
I will not, in an attempt to sound cool and original, try to out do his blog, (cause it is perfectly said) but I encourage you to read it and then you will get linked to a host of others who write about it as well. I wish I could say things as well as he does on this topic.
Instead I would like to list the Top 10 things I really like about the DVD. This is my attempt to be a positive person and overall good guy. (Please do not read this if you are sarcastically handicapped)
Top 10 things I like about the awesome DVD “Divided”
#2 I love the idealism of this DVD, pointing all teens in America toward their spirit filled fathers. This is truly the God designed first line of discipleship. I am concerned though because I think we may be a few good fathers short.
I like it’s transparency and obvious agendas running throughout the DVD.
In Kindred Spirit,
Related post: Tim’s 10 things to consider when running games