Discussion Starter: Young Player Handles Insult With Class
26 March 2015
In the News Philadelphia—After a college baseball player was kicked off his team for an offensive tweet about Little League phenom Mo’ne Davis, Davis came to his defense. Davis, the first girl to pitch a postseason Little League shutout, will be the subject of a..
How to Stay in Youth Ministry, Part 3: Random Thoughts
25 March 2015
As March comes to a close, so does this little series. And because I’ve got a whole bunch of thoughts rattling around in my noggin, I figured I’d wrap up our discussion about how to last in youth ministry by listing a handful of them..
The Secret Sauce of an Extraordinary Retreat
24 March 2015
One of my favorite things to do is speak to middle school and high school students. Over the years of being privileged to do this at weekend retreats, I’ve learned that I need to keep an open mind about what to expect. Without naming names, there..
Teens, Anxiety, and Youth Ministry (Part 1)
20 March 2015
Long gone are the carefree days of youth. The modern teen is stressed out. With sports travel teams, AP classes, gifted programs, standardized testing, band/dance/cheer/sports camps, and college application essays, today’s teenager feels the pressure to perform. And this doesn’t take into account the anxiety..
At the Edge of the Cliff: Reaching Beyond the Walls
19 March 2015
Jesus announced to his hometown that he was their long-awaited messiah. The people were excited and proud. That was until Jesus announced he was also messiah to the Gentiles. The Jews, having no desire to associate with Gentiles, were outraged. They took Jesus to the..