Traditions: Keep or Toss?
13 June 2016
Ten years ago my wife and I made the biggest transition in the history of our lives together. We moved from Michigan to California. My first thought when we started discussing it was, “You don’t move away from family.” And my reasoning was, “It’s just..
Discussion Starter: Rape Sentence Causes Outrage
10 June 2016
In the News Palo Alto, Ca.—Reaction was swift after a Stanford University athlete received a six-month prison sentence for a brutal sexual assault. Meanwhile, emotional letters shared by the victim and the perpetrator’s father sparked wildly different reactions. Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, was..
Discussion Starter: Gorilla’s Death Sparks Outcry
02 June 2016
In the News Cincinnati—Soon after zookeepers killed an endangered gorilla to save a boy who’d fallen into its enclosure, outrage and finger-pointing began. On Saturday, a 4-year-old boy crawled through a barrier, landing in the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit. Harambe, a 400-pound silverback, first appeared..
FREEBIES: Printable Fliers + Chicago Experience Guides
02 June 2016
Hey, Youth Ministry Nation! As you’ve probably heard by now, Simply Youth Ministry Conference is back at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago on October 7-9, 2016. We want to see you there, so Veronica from our team took some time to put together a..
Discussion Starter: Climbers Die Chasing a Dream
28 May 2016
In the News Kathmandu, Nepal—Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, claimed five more lives recently, but that isn’t stopping long lines of people from attempting the summit. With a short “weather window” to scale the 29,035-foot peak, eager climbers—many of them amateurs—are taking risks to..