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Time Machine #3: Embracing The Squiggle

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..
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5 Ways to Ruin Our Youth Worker Rep!

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..
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Time Machine #2: Embracing Disorder

I’ve been set free. For far too many years I was consumed with the desire (mostly because I felt it was expected) to be highly organized, to be extremely efficient as a ministry leader, to set margins and boundaries and let those help me live..
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Rants, Raves and Soapboxes Part 4: Quit Comparing!

The odds were in his favor. After speaking at an event recently, I settled into my airplane seat determined not to talk to the young man sitting next to me (sorry, Greg Stier). But before I could get my headphones on, he introduced himself and..
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Rants, Raves and Soapboxes Part 3: It’s Not About You.

“It’s not about you.”, reads the first sentence of Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose-Driven Life, which has sold around 40 million copies.  And, it’s also the first sentence of this week’s little rant which, if you share it with your friends, could be seen by..
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