Why Taco Bell is a Good Youth Pastor
18 June 2015
It showed up in my Twitter feed of all places. A simple statement that read, “This tweet has potential.” Scrolling through I focused in on leadership ideas and witty hashtags. Then the tweet showed up again and again, which I found interesting because I don’t..
Teen Sex Trends
10 June 2015
There’ Good News… and More Work to Do An article from our friends at TheSource4YM.com “Today’s teens are having more sex than ever!” “They’re not practicing safe sex.” “Their irresponsibility is leading to more pregnancies…and abortions.” It all sounds familiar. But is it true? The..
Five Macro-trends and What They Mean to Your Youth Ministry
03 June 2015
The business community often speaks in terms of micro and macro trends. A micro-trend is a fad that hits somewhat suddenly, makes a splash and then drops off. A macro-trend lasts much longer, makes a deeper impact and has lasting implications. Micro-trends can be manipulated..
Losing Friends Because of Jesus
26 May 2015
“I lost a friend over the whole Josh Duggar thing.” I listened as my buddy explained how he’d used Facebook to dare others to not to be petty in how they responded to the now-infamous news story. Apparently, the individual who took offense couldn’t tolerate such a perspective. Curious,..
Public Shaming, Becoming Judge-Mental (and Liking It): The Duggars
22 May 2015
Let’s talk about the horrible, horrible thing you did years ago… or that horrible, horrible thing you know someone else did years ago. Let’s not just talk about it, in fact. Let’s make it a major news item for everyone else to talk about. How..