8 – The Talkies

8<<< 9 – Newsletters right, I’ll admit it. February 2012, I went a little Oscar Crazy. The Academy Awards were at month’s end, I posted on my top ten movies, made my Oscar picks, and posted on some lessons to be found in the movies being celebrated at the time.

Regarding the silent film, The Artist, I suggested (in except form)  Here’s the connection. Welcome to the “talkies generation” of youth culture. Yet, will the Church help this generation find a voice in the spiritual areas/ theater of the lives? Youth ministry needs to be the Peppy connection between generations, honoring all, giving voice georgeand offering hope.

Meanwhile, because of The Descendants, I considered Implications for Youth Ministry: Parents are not always well equipped to live out the challenges of their own lives let alone be able to simultaneously even begin to handle what’s going on in the lives of their kids. Matt King does not have an extended support system helping him, he’s just following his instincts (right and wrong) and trying to make the best of it. This movie is a brutal reminder (did I say brutal enough times?) to cut a parent a break. Pray for them. Love them

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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