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..
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..
Helping Students With Mental Health Issues
17 November 2014
The Center for Parent/ Youth Understanding posted this article recently about youth pastors feeling ill-equipped to help youth with mental health issues. You can read that article here. While we live in a culture that loves to brag about the cast on our leg, and..
Gays and Lesbians are not an “Issue”
22 October 2014
“Homosexuals” are not an “issue.” I’m guilty of this. When talking about homosexuality, we tend to tag on the word “issue.” And I’m sure most of us don’t mean it in a demeaning way. We are simply trying to speak about an issue that is..
The Impact of a Big Day of Serving
06 October 2014
A picture is worth a thousand words. That seems about right. It’s at least as many words that I’ve invested into a friendship with the Mayor’s Office of the City of Akron through The Big Day of Serving. I’ve shared in previous posts how amazing it’s been..