Faith Abandonment (Part 1)
The various authors writing these (hopefully) helpful articles every day are entering a new season. Instead of an assigned topic for the week, we are each free to write about whatever we want.  My articles appear every Wednesday. So I thought instead of everything I..
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[ALERT] 1000′s of Homeless Teens Attend Youth Group!
This may surprise you, but homeless teenagers are flocking to your youth group on a regular basis.  And most of them live in comfort, under a roof provided for them by loving families. But make no mistake, they are homeless; at least that’s how they..
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I Spell Fun With Four R’s
Fun has taken a beating lately.  When it comes to youth ministry, I’ve heard all of the following comments: “Fun makes for shallow youth ministry”.  Possible translation: “I love deep stuff and wish more teenagers would, too.” “Teenagers don’t like fun and games any more.” ..
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Oh, Joy.
Sometimes you get assigned to write about something you don’t want to write about. This week’s topic is one of those times. There are lots of reasons I don’t want to write about Joy: I can’t even define it! Really, what is joy anyway? Most..
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SYMC…Learning, Laughing, Living.
As I type this, I’m sitting in my hotel room replaying the last four days at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. Tons of stuff is swirling around in my bald little head. Learning.  I learned some new stuff, but the “learnings” that seemed most powerful..
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