Youth ministry blogs are as common as youth ministers. Actually, they are probably more common since the people I follow contribute to multiple blogs. They are also all incredibly similar: one youth pastor sitting up late at night giving you a taste on just exactly what he thinks needs to happen in the church, or what her newest great game has been, or a great way to use technology in your ministry. That’s the formula: 1Youth Minister + 1 topic + 1ironic illustration= Blog post of <500 words. That is not Slant33.com
I think that the best way to describe Slant33 is an evolution (or maybe a next iteration) of a youth ministry blog. Each week, three contributors respond to a single question with depth that is usually absent from this type of communication.
The depth of these articles flows from the depth of the contributors. To call these individual veterans is an understatement. You have seminary professors, youth ministry corporation CEOs, publishers, trainers and , of course, authors galore.
What I love about Slant33 is the ability to look at multiple, well-thought-out perspectives. Being able to see overlap and distinction among contributors is not only helpful but quite engaging. The best way to explain it is just to tell you to read this week’s Slant and experience it for yourself.