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Yet another fun link to add to the Sidebar today; check it out-- Larknews.com.

It's sort of like what would happen if a church newsletter and theOnion had a baby. Here's the start of the story that first caught my eye: "Youth Pastor Hazing on the Rise"

DUBLIN, Ohio — During a routine inspection of First Nazarene Church's facility last month, state regulators heard "a weakened voice singing hymns" in a basement utility closet. They broke the lock and found the church youth pastor inside, chained to a shelf and trying to write a lively midweek youth sermon by candlelight. "It was shocking and sad," the inspector said. Cruelty to youth pastors has always been a quiet part of church life, under the guise of job preparation and "training a servant's heart," but some youth pastors are speaking out and saying the hazing has gone too far.

There is some truly good stuff on this site-- enjoy!

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