Missing Generations Seminar

I was invited by the good people of Angus Presbytery to come and talk about the stuff I’ve written about Missing Generations last weekend and they kindly filmed all the seminars.  So, here’s my seminar…

Missing Generations (part 7)

What’s missing today is a high-quality discourse on rethinking the design and evolution of the entire system from scratch. The quality of the results produced by any system depends on the quality of awareness from which the people in the system operate. (Otto Scharmer) Since writing the first batch of posts on Missing Generations I’ve […]

Missing Generations (part 6)

How people learn has changed. I talked about learning preferences in part 1.  This video shows just how much teaching and learning has moved on since I was at school. If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it’s missing. Get Flash […]

Missing Generations (part 5)

What spiritual practices do you do? Eh?  What’s a spiritual practice? I wrote in my chapter of Inside Verdict that the church isn’t very good at helping members keep the promises they make.  I promised to read the Bible, to pray and to join with other believers in worship. Reading the Bible is difficult.  So […]

Missing Generations (part 4)

I’ve been one for 20 years. It began around 1989 when I completed the Boys’ Brigade’s King George IV officer cadet training and became a BB officer. I’ve worked with young people and the adults who work with them for all of my adult life.  Most of this work has been in a church context […]

Missing Generations (part 3)

Who am I?  Who am I for?  Why am I for them? There are questions that go to the very core of who we are.  As we have already discussed the various generations might choose to answer these questions in quite different terms. Builders are for the country, the establishment. Boomers are for the kids, […]

Missing Generations (Part 2)

In part one I thought about some of the sociological stuff around about generational characteristics and how they affect church. Part of the issue these generational characteristics presents is different answers to the question ‘Who are we?’.  Even if each generation shares the same answer to that question the way they might express that is […]