Our Greatest Contribution to Homosexuality Conversations
26 February 2014
Homosexuality is a hot topic in my church and in THE church right now. But it has been a hot topic in my life since a family member came out of the closet when I was a teenager. This is a personal conversation for me...
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..