Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 2)
15 August 2014
Stages of Grief To get us started, let’s just get rid of the word “stages” of grief. The very word “stages” implies order and progression. I would like to move away from that concept and use the word “dimensions” of grief instead. The idea of..
How Brene Brown Made Me a Better Youth Worker
14 August 2014
I love reading books. I believe in constantly challenging myself to grow and learn as a youth worker. I’ve recently read two books by one author that have made such a huge impact on me as a follower of Christ, a parent, a spouse and..
Grief and Mourning in Youth Ministry (part 1)
13 August 2014
I am all too familiar with grief. It has been a constant companion in the work I do, working with the addicted, mentally ill, homeless, and youth. I have a background in emergency medical care first working as a paramedic and then later in an..
A Better Answer to ‘How Are You?’
04 August 2014
Of all the ways we excel at wasting things in our culture, we are at our wasted worst when it comes to our words. Because we don’t know any better, we substitute hollow banter for meaningful seed-planting. For example, at the health club the other..
ISIS, Christian Persecution, and Our Students
30 July 2014
Sometimes, one of the hardest things to understand as a Christian is the reality of persecution. It instills fear, questions, and doubt. It causes many of us to shy away from sharing our faith, and even telling others we believe in Jesus. Yet, persecution for..