Jesus in the Fringe: Strategies for Reaching Fringe Kids
19 February 2015
I’m drawn to Jesus for many reasons: His compassion for the weak and hurting, his radical ability to forgive his enemies, and his bold love of the marginalized. It’s the way he interacts with the fringe that I love the most. See, I love teens..
The Volunteer Cycle #3: EQUIP
18 February 2015
In this little Wednesday series, we are working our way through what I like to call the volunteer cycle (catchy name, I know). Assuming you become a champion at enlisting volunteers, what do you do with them? Scripture makes the answer clear. Now these are..
Mission Trips – the Other Side of the Mat
17 February 2015
You’ve likely heard the debate about mission trips. On one hand, books and blog posts have cited their potential to do more harm than good. A handful of people with significant platforms have argued that it’s better to send money and prayer-fueled encouragement than a short-term team to..
Discussion Starter: Kanye West Irked by Beck’s Grammy Win
13 February 2015
In the News Los Angeles—Kanye West isn’t afraid to speak his mind when he disagrees with an awards-show result. At the 57th Grammy Awards last Sunday, the rapper headed to the stage when Beck won Album of the Year, defeating the favored Beyonce. Because the..
Loving Difficult-to-Love Students (Even the Famous Ones)
13 February 2015
My favorite thing about working with students is . . . well . . . working with students. I (Tasha) am a counselor, and my shtick when asked if I counsel children is, “I don’t work with kids because I’m much more comfortable working with..