Evangelism and Youth Ministry – Part 1


Our students just got back from attending a conference about evangelism and the discussion that came from that from our students was extremely helpful and has shifted my thoughts on what it means to be evangelistic or to do evangelism. Our discussions seem to center around the difficult conversations we have when talking to people … Continue reading Evangelism and Youth Ministry – Part 1

National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2


Great day I experienced with classes, super-sessions and keynote messages from some of the finest people in Christianity. I typed 10 pages of notes yesterday so I cannot include everything here but I want to give you some highlights that stood out to me. Tuesday Morning, Mike Cope “Spiritual Intubation: How Community Keeps Us Alive” … Continue reading National Conference on Youth Ministries – Day 2

Here I am Alive (Yellowcard)


I have been a fan of Yellowcard since they released their epic album "Ocean Avenue" in 2003. I have loved just about every song they have come out with. Their new album "Southern Air" looks to be a great album and I absolutely love the song "Here I am Alive." In the video it portrays … Continue reading Here I am Alive (Yellowcard)

London 2012 (Part 3) – Consumerism


You can see the first two posts here: London 2012 (Part 1) Hypernationalism London 2012 (Part 2) – Willful Blindness I had a conversation with my sister who lives in Toronto and we were talking about recycling and how, at least in the areas I have lived (Southeastern US) we have more trash and less recycling than … Continue reading London 2012 (Part 3) – Consumerism

The Missing Page in Scripture


As we were sitting in evening worship this past Sunday Madelyn handed me a ruffled piece of paper and said this, "Daddy, this is torn from your bible!" I looked and it was a missing page that had torn out of my bible. All of Scripture is important but what was missing as parts of … Continue reading The Missing Page in Scripture

Over-Devotionalized and Under-Discipled


I had a discussion with a youth minister friend of mine about some struggles I was having in which I felt like I was on an island. Let me explain. My youth group and college students love to sing. Many members in the church love to sing. They get together and they sing and sing … Continue reading Over-Devotionalized and Under-Discipled

A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, quotes


God has objective existence independent of and apart from any notions which we may have concerning Him. The worshipping heart does not create its Object. It finds Him here when it wakes from its moral slumber in the morning of its regeneration. Tozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson) (2011-03-24). The Pursuit of God (pp. 38-39). . … Continue reading A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God, quotes

Psalm 14 – Who is the fool?


In my morning reading I came across a familiar passage and wanted to share it with you and some of the thoughts I wrote down in my journal. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good. Psalm 14:1 (ESV) Perhaps … Continue reading Psalm 14 – Who is the fool?

Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 2)


LESSON #1 - WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ADVENT? INTRODUCTION Show this movie....thanks to Adam McLane for the referral ASK... WHAT HAS BEEN THE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS AS PRACTICED IN YOUR FAMILIES?  WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TRADITIONS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED? Talk about consumerism and how it has taken over not only the original meaning … Continue reading Teaching your Students the importance of Advent (Part 2)