Alexander Marshall
About Alexander Marshall
I am a youth worker, blogger, writer, and student at Yale Divinity School. I love helping others to ask and to answer difficult questions about faith for themselves and to shape a meaningful understanding of their own role in the world and their relationship to the communities and traditions that surround them.
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  • 24 Apr 2013
    Relevance: A Youth Minister Answers (Part 2 of 2)
    My first experience in youth ministry while in college was in a poor, rural community in Alabama at a Baptist church where the overwhelming majority of the 50 or so regular attendees were over the age of 65.  At some point, kids who lived in the small houses and trailer...
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  • 25 Mar 2013
    Relevance: The Youth Minister’s Questions (Part 1 of 2)
    Youth ministry is a tough needle to thread.  It requires a lot of personal commitment and patience, an expectation that your target audience is going to show a general lack of interest and enthusiasm about most of the things you do for them, and a willingness to sacrifice sleep and...
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  • 18 Jan 2013
    When is it Time to Stop Arguing?
    I remember hearing a story in college about a large church with a young pastor who boldly preached the gospel according to Calvin and Albert Mohler.  The mega-church he led had lost a sizable number of members (though certainly not enough to diminish its mega-church status) and a friend commented...
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