Youth development science talk: TEDxAustin: Dr. Lionel Tiger

Are we doing a good job raising boys in our culture, or have we gotten something seriously wrong? This TED talk covers that ground and was one of the more thought provoking presentations when I considered it in the context of youth ministry. I have heard similar but not exactly the same type of findings presented by Mark Matlock and Mark Oestreicher.

Check out the video and see if it is something you want to share with your volunteers and parents. Maybe something to consider if you are looking to do split gender small groups, or inter-generational ministry.

Be sure to check out the part around the 14:00 min mark where he describes a trip into the desert to journal and see if that sounds familiar.