We Didn’t Start the Fire

2011PersonoftheYear_thumbThe protests started in Egypt exactly one year ago, on January 25. They led to the overthrow of the Mubarak administration when he resigned February 11.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking on The Protestor as well as the Occupy movement.

Our challenge with the next generation is to make space for them to “protest” towards change for justice….  But we must also engage them in the ability to “profess” what it is they believe and why they believe change is neccessary.

In the words of a Billy Joel oldie, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” but we do have the spiritual tinder by which to fuel it.

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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