A few years back I had the privilege of taking a great bunch of young people to join with others from around the country to be guests of ++Rowan at Lambeth. An awesome day with much fun, thought, prayer and laughter. I will never forget sitting on the floor with a whole bunch of teens and ++Rowan, chatting and eating pizza.
I also loved the moment that in the midst of larking about someone wanted to take a photo of The Archbish' and myself, to which he responded by making me sit in the big chair.
I was reminded of this as I was tagged by one of the teens from that trip (now a Youth Minister herself) in a post about a recent day that Lambeth had run along similar lines.
Reading the account, I loved the address that ++Rowan gave (as reported here) and his distillation of the issues that mean it's thought mad that you are involved with the church:
"Why is it that other people think you're weird if you're involved in the church?" We boiled down the answer to three things: science, sex and common sense"