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..
Silencing Critics of Christianity
20 January 2015
Tim Tebow pulled a Tim Tebow. The former NFL quarterback and outspoken Christian announced the opening of his new children’s hospital, the Tebow CURE Hospital, located in Davao City, Philippines. It’s meant to serve impoverished children, especially those with conditions such as clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft..
5 Ways to Ruin Our Youth Worker Rep!
19 January 2015
Youth Workers, it’s time to ruin our youth worker reputation. For far too long we’ve had the reputation of being awesome with teens but lacking in organizational skills and of being great teachers but weak with communications. We have been praised for our ability to..
4 Questions to Break the Ice With Students
16 January 2015
“Hey welcome to the ministry! What’s your name?” “Bob” “Cool. Nice to meet you, Bob. So what grade are you in? What school?” “Woodbridge. 9th grade.” “Awesome. Glad you’re here.” (mutually awkward nods and smiles) -awkward pause- “Aight! Well, let me introduce you to Jim. He’s..
Teens Losing Zzzs
15 January 2015
The Effects of Their Sleep-Deprivation Lasts Way Past Lunch An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com It’s 2015, and that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Teens who are behind in school work will hit the books to bring up their grades. Other..