Your Youth Group Stinks! Building Rapport with Difficult Students
24 March 2014
There are good reasons why competent adults find themselves uncommonly baffled when working with adolescents. As winsome as they may be at times, teenagers present youth workers and volunteers with challenges that other age groups do not. First, teens are often an involuntary participant. They are..
5 Paradigm Shifts for Parents
27 May 2014
Last month, my wife and I attended some seminars by my friend Christopher Yuan. Along with his parents, Christopher shared his struggles with homosexuality, drug addiction, HIV, and Christianity. If you have never heard him speak before, do so. One of the seminars was done..
FREEBIE: Film Testimony on Christianity and Homosexuality + Discussion Guide
03 July 2014
Earlier this month, a video testimony was released online featuring my friend Colby Adams. The film project, called ‘Hear Me,’ was recorded by a few Moody college students, where Colby also attends. The piece centers around Colby’s journey with same-sex attractions, and his struggle with..
Each Student is a Culture
28 July 2014
The age of one-size-fits-all youth ministry is over. It has to be. We live in a dynamic time filled with diversity. This is an exciting time to be in ministry to youth. Our world is smaller than ever before. Cultures are not only clashing but blending..