Time Machine #4: Embracing High Maintenance Parents
28 January 2015
High-maintenance parents. Early in my youth ministry career, I would have rather juggled chainsaws while blindfolded than deal with the parents in my ministry who were impossible to please. You know the type: - “Summer camp is too expensive.” - “My daughter didn’t get in..
Haters Gonna Hate: what to do when a student doesn’t love you.
26 January 2015
Have you ever worked with a student who just couldn’t stand you? I have. You know the deal – the rolling eyes, snarky comments, being completely ignored, blatant efforts to be disruptive, and the heaps of sarcasm. Having a hater is totally awesome. Ok, not..
Discussion Starter: “Deflategate” Raises Integrity Issues
23 January 2015
In the News Foxborough, Mass.—As the New England Patriots prepare to meet the Seattle Seahawks in next Sunday’s Super Bowl, attention has centered on footballs that were underinflated during the AFC Championship game. After New England defeated Indianapolis 45-7 in the rain last Sunday, a..
Time Machine #3: Embracing The Squiggle
21 January 2015
I’m thankful for my “home” church in Whittier, California. In addition to giving a 21-year old his first shot at full-time ministry, it’s where I gave my life to Jesus in high school and where I met my wife, Rachel. But it’s also where I..