BOB1: So Over Pizza

1In wrapping up our ninth year of blogging, we offered a retrospective of the best 20 things that I have most treasured about the blog. Here is #1.

The Pizza Party is SO Over

This post, which ranked #3 overall according to the site meter, seems to be the first post on the blog to engage many eyeballs and certainly lots of discussions via the comments. It started out with:

    A little under a year ago, I suggested that our field might be quickly approaching a
state of hysteresis. This is where we might be finding Catholic youth ministry
bending to such a point where it snaps and we will never be able to put it back
together as it was before. . . and that this might not necessarily be a bad thing.

Yesterday,  an USA Today article entitled ‘Forget Pizza Parties,’ Teens Tell
Church which starts with this attention grabbing opening line: “’Bye-bye church.
We’re busy.’ That’s the message teens are giving churches today.”

Despite it all being so last three years ago… are we still in Pizza Party-land in Catholic Youth Ministry, or is The Pizza Party is SO Over?

Meanwhile, please return tomorrow to learn why we have offered this review of the things we liked about the blog at this time of year…

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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