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Sex-free Sex Talk

Tomorrow I’m going to a school to do a chapel talk. I was asked to talk about sex. But then I was told I needed to be careful what I said because there were going to be year 5 kids in the room. That’s difficult. There are going to be kids from year 5 all the way up to year 12. You don’t need to be an expert in adolescent development to know that what a year 5 kid is thinking about sex is very different to what a year 12 kid is thinking. So I’m trying to work out how I’m going to do this. One option is to use more double entendres so that the kids that don’t get them are obviously too young for them. The other option is to just water it down, but then I probably won’t say anything at all. The last option is just to go for it and assume that kids know more than we want them to anyway. That tends to work for the majority of the time, but then will have one or two glaring exceptions, like the year seven kid in my youth group who went home and asked his Dad what masturbation was. Oops. Not that I’d be talking about masturbation tomorrow, but being the visiting speaker you don’t want to be the guy who says way...

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Photo Awesomes

Late last night I decided it’d be fun to have a photo scavenger hunt. One that lasted a month and could be done by anyone, anywhere. And so I made one up. I think you should play. Go click the link above which says March Photo Scavenger Hunt and you’ll get all the details. I told some of the people at brunch about it today, and they thought it was pretty exciting. I got so excited last night that it’s all I could think about. And then I couldn’t sleep. And then I did sleep but I woke up, and then I couldn’t sleep again. Yep, this photo scavenger hunt is gonna be awesome fun! Join...

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Great Moments of Cinema

I watched Rambo (the last one) again tonight. It was a mostly very enjoyable experience. It’s a film of so many contrasts. There are the scenes of massacre which are horrid. But then there are the action scenes where the good guys go nuts, and they’re totally awesome fun. And then there is any scene where people talk which are pretty much, hilarious. Especially if they’re on or near a boat. Like this one between Rambo and Sarah the missionary, on a boat: John Rambo: Why’d you come back? Sarah: Waiting for you. John Rambo: I told you before,...

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I Have a Talk

Tomorrow I’m doing my Martin Luther King talk. The series is on Christians in History. So I picked MLK. I’m not sure why. Maybe because the auto-tuned video of I Have A Dream is pretty great. I’ve spent a lot of time researching King. He was pretty inspiring. Not actually that interesting, but quite inspiring. I say not interesting because except for some FBI files which suggest he may have been a womaniser, he always seems to do the right thing, which makes him pretty predictable. I listened to Steve Jobs biography recently and he was fascinating because he...

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