Monthly Archives: October 2008

NYWC Pittsburgh

Last night YS kicked off their second National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC) of 2008, the one in Pittsburgh, PA. I’m excited about this convention because I’m going to be kicking it with my “Steelers” fan (don’t hold it against him), … Continue reading

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Soulja Boy’s Swag is… What?

Soulja Boy is back with a new dance. If you don’t recognize¬†his name… your kids do. In the Fall of 2007, Soulja Boy’s song Crank That (The “Superman” song) dominated the charts, holding the #1 spot for eternity. But his … Continue reading

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Generation WE

They have many names: Gen Y, Millennials, Generation @… CEOs describe them as the toughest generation to manage. Others call them “teacups,” fragile, with drama at every turn. All true. But in my recent book THE NEW BREED, I labeled … Continue reading

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HSM3 Hype

Zac and Venessa are back… and tweens everywhere are screaming in delight as Mommy and Daddy drop them off at the movie theatre to see the newest addition to the High School Musical series. I guess those tweens DO have … Continue reading

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My Girls

My girls are so dang cute! Lori and I went on a run today and the girls (Alyssa and Ashley… 13 and 11) rode their bikes next to us. They cut out early when we rounded a corner by the … Continue reading

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In the end… it will be just a theory

I was watching M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film last night, The Happening. Although people probably won’t like it as much as his past films (Signs, The Sixth Sense, The Village, Lady in the Water)… it still was worth the rent … Continue reading

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Britney Baring All Once Again

Sex sells. Mariah knows it, Madonna knows it, Christina knows it… and Britney definitely knows it! Britney knows it so well, her new song “Womanizer” just made the biggest leap in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. It’s no … Continue reading

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Problems With the Word “Porno”

People are complaining about the ads for Kevin Smith’s new film, “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.” CNN reports that one complaint came from a man watching a baseball game with his son. “He was explaining to his son what … Continue reading

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The End of Christianity

It’s always a learning experience to hear what people outside the church think about those of us “inside” the church. This is a sobering example. This myspace blog titled “The End of Christianity” from a person that calls themself “Human … Continue reading

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Greg and Fred

Today (actually, it’s now past midnight, so I guess I mean “yesterday”…¬† I’m referring to Saturday) was another fun day hanging out with some youth ministry friends at the National Youth Workers Convention in Sacramento. I’ve been blogging about it … Continue reading

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