Ministerial Intelligence Part One: An Explanation
11 June 2014
I’ve been thinking a lot (maybe too much) lately about longevity in youth ministry; especially longevity in the same church/organization. And while my conclusions aren’t scientific and can certainly be argued against (in fact, please do!), I’ve identified what I’d like to call “ministerial intelligence”..
First World Youth Worker Problems
17 June 2014
You’re okay. That’s not a patronizing statement or a self-help rally cry. You really are okay. If you have the luxury of sitting in a climate-controlled environment while you access this blog over your computer or mobile device, you’re already doing better than a large..
A Better Answer to ‘How Are You?’
04 August 2014
Of all the ways we excel at wasting things in our culture, we are at our wasted worst when it comes to our words. Because we don’t know any better, we substitute hollow banter for meaningful seed-planting. For example, at the health club the other..
The Secrets Society
18 August 2014
I have secrets. You do, too… And Robin Williams, the great comic actor who committed suicide just months after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, had his secrets. Laughing on the outside, dying on the inside. His daughter Zelda, scrambling to understand her father’s “permanent solution..
[Summer Service] Put Lots of Hooks in the Water
21 January 2014
Summer is a looong way off. In fact, some of you are still thawing out from the Polar Vortex as you read this little article and may be tempted to postpone thinking about summer until the thermometer reads at least 40 degrees! And although summer..