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Updated Reading List

I began a youth ministry training cohort with a group of youth workers in September 2014. We meet every other month for support and encouragement as we¬†discuss strengths and weaknesses in both personal life and youth ministry. Just one of the many benefits that has come out of this group: great accountability for reading. Below […]


The Ragamuffin Gospel – Chapter 6

Ch 6 – Grazie, Signore It’s been tough for me to summarize these chapters because I find myself wanting to underline the entire thing. Each chapter has a ton of illustrations and sub-points, and without reading them the main point doesn’t really make much sense. So it’s a deep book and difficult to summarize briefly. […]

monotony definition

The Ragamuffin Gospel – Chapter 2

Ch 2 – Magnificent Monotony I started reading this book with some guys from church last week, and today Chapter 2 raised some discussion over how the author intended to use this word monotony to describe God’s relationship with us. Sure, the title says it’s magnificent, but still. It was another great chapter where in […]

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

The Ragamuffin Gospel – Chapter 1

Ch 1- Something Is Radically Wrong The idea that we have to do something to earn our salvation. “Put bluntly, the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it in practice.” He says that “our culture has made the word grace impossible to understand.” p16 “Though the Scriptures insist on God’s initiative in […]