I chose the twelve disciplines that Richard Foster examined in far greater depth in his classic book The Celebration of Discipline. On one level, you could title my articles "Spiritual Disciplines for Dummies," not because youth workers are dummies (!) but because my articles average about three pages in length, whereas Foster's chapters are about 15-18 pages per discipline.
However, on another level I wanted to foster (pardon the pun!) a discussion about the disciplines in terms of today's culture and context. The original edition was written in 1978, with a revision in 1988.
I have used these articles in various places, and thought I would collect them here for easy reference. And I would add that I believe these articles apply to any believer, not just those who work with young people. Here is the first one, originally released on November 30, 2011.
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SOLITUDE: Spiritual Disciplines for Youthworkers
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