Each Student is a Culture
28 July 2014
The age of one-size-fits-all youth ministry is over. It has to be. We live in a dynamic time filled with diversity. This is an exciting time to be in ministry to youth. Our world is smaller than ever before. Cultures are not only clashing but blending..
Lying to Love
03 February 2014
Remember the heartwarming story about five-year-old Miles Scott, the San Francisco boy who’s battled leukemia since he was a toddler? Miles idolizes Batman, so the Make a Wish Foundation put out a request on social media to help make Miles’ dream come true—he wanted to..
[Favorite Books] Make ‘em Laugh
18 February 2014
If I was being completely honest… my favorite books are anything involving Calvin and Hobbes or The Far Side. That may not seem incredibly spiritual or deep, but ministry requires that I regularly dive into the spiritual, deep end of life. Maybe you do, too...
Run from Social Media
01 April 2014
I saw this picture re-tweeted by one of my former students, and it echoes a lot of what I’ve been seeing in the news concerning teenagers on Facebook. According to this article, over 3 million teens have logged out of Facebook over the last three years. While..
Mary Jane is Becoming a Popular Girl
09 April 2014
Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Amongst Adolescents An article from David R. Smith at TheSource4YM.com Just last night, “Hunter” texted me before youth group: Don’t mention I said anything but…..can u speak on why it’s a sin to smoke (weed). Then, DURING youth group,..