Editing Myself

There are other things that I am want to say right now, but I am editing because there are too many Calvary people who read this. I am sick of deciding what stuff is useful to other youth pastors and weighing that against who I might offend. So I have an idea that I want to throw by you.

Squarespace allows me to set up different areas for registered users. I was wondering if any of you would be interested in getting the “unedited” Shane (yes I know that is scary) in a separate journal. The cool thing is that this journal would be closed to everyone except members so maybe we could have a more free conversation about the issues of what it means to be a youth pastor.

If this is something you might be interested in please leave a comment below.  

8 thoughts on “Editing Myself

  • May 9, 2006 at 12:51 PM
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    Don’t edit. Most things need to be said and alot of people need to hear.

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  • May 9, 2006 at 1:44 PM
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    THoug hyou have zero clue who I am, i have been reading your blog for several weeks now, and would enjoy an un-constrained dialogue on the state of your ministry. So I’m in, and I want the secret decoder ring too!

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  • May 9, 2006 at 4:18 PM
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    I understand how you feel. There are things that I would love to say in my blog that I am not able to say. Because of the people who could be reading it. So if you need a private site, go for it!!!!

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  • May 10, 2006 at 2:50 AM
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    I concur. Go for it. My only hesitation is it leading to a lack of accountability to your congregation, but I think that the registered users could help keep you accountable.

    That said, I think it’s important to have open avenues of communication for professionals without fear of backlash. So, bring it on! (And I’m all about the decoder ring, too! lol)

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  • May 10, 2006 at 5:12 AM
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    The problem is always going to be that people from my church reading this will know what is going on no matter how general I am and that will hurt people who are innocent bystanders to my rants. I wish there was some other way, but I can’t really see it right now.

    Of course except for me to tell Calvary people to get off this site like I have been trying to tell them for 2 years now. But I have yet to have one person respect that so I end up with this problem yet again.

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  • May 11, 2006 at 12:35 AM
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    Of course they won’t respect that. This is a public forum. You might as well be skywriting. I agree with Denise that some things need to be said, but I’d try to be wise as to what settings they’re communicated.

    And yet, I yearn for a safe place to talk about ministry too.

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  • May 21, 2006 at 2:26 AM
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    I’m in! Your blog has gotten me through a lot of tough spots in youth ministry…you’ve given me the freedom to make mistakes, and that’s a ministry in itself! I totally understand about needing the freedom to speak candidly.

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