How to Produce Evangelistic Students: A Response
13 December 2012
Recently we moved into a new house and I wanted to teach my 10-year-old daughter the joys of loading a dishwasher. I figured since she hadn’t used one before, I should go though proper loading, proper soap amount, and pushing the right buttons. She told..
Do Short-Term Mission Trips Do More Damage Than Good?
20 January 2014
Over the last decade there’s been A LOT of smack-talk about short-term mission trips (STMT’s)—in the youth ministry community, it’s intellectually fashionable to question their purpose, long-term impact, and even their moral foundation. The problem with short-term mission trips or service projects, according to critics,..
[Professionalism] Give It Up, Already
28 January 2014
My 3-year-old daughter likes to do things herself. I know this because on a somewhat regular basis she’ll tell me, “I-DO-IT-MYSELF!” It’s only cute the first time. The more she says it, the more I feel the need to put her in her place. I’m..