But for me, what makes this so interesting is that "Soul Pancake" is a secular site, although I am sure there are some religious people working there, and the discussions and videos they are posting are pretty important for the church right now. If you want to know what those who are not in church are interested in spiritually, then look at this site. They believe that helping the homeless is important, but how about if we use this as an opportunity to share with our children, youth and adults in the church (and beyond) that helping the homeless isn't just a nice thing to do, but it is something that Jesus told us to do. Show this video and then talk about the scriptures where Jesus asks us to consider the "least of these" and those in need. Help make the spiritual connection of giving as a deep spiritual practice that is part of being a follower of Jesus.
The videos and discussion starters at this site are spiritual in nature and get it the heart of our priorities and values - even if the Bible or any other sacred text is mentioned. They don't seem to be afraid to pose some hard questions about life and death and our place here on the planet. And sometimes in the church we are afraid to tackle the harder questions, and to challenge people to deeper faith, or to even make the biblical connections to what it already happening in the world. So here is a great way to easily (and entertainingly) help make those connections with scripture if you are willing to do some of your own work by linking scripture and teaching with the spiritual themes of these videos.
Use this site as a way of seeing what the greater society is talking about. Share some of the videos to start discussions. It seems like there are some that are more appropriate for children than others - but digging around a bit will uncover some great resources. Please enjoy the video -- and perhaps make the connections with your local homeless shelter!