Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ashley's Attitude

Of my three kids, Ashley (my 13-year-old) is the one that has turned out the most like me. She’s actually a very good kid compared to what I was at her age, but she reeks of my adolescent attitude and sarcasm. … Continue reading

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Focused on the Important This Christmas

Last week one of our “The Source for Youth Ministry” board members, John, and his wife Heather were hit by a drunk driver on the way home from a church dinner. By God’s grace, both of them walked away from the accident… with … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Youth Pastor

Okay… this is funny. I heard some youth workers talking about this video in my last training workshop- Ignatius the Ultimate Youth Pastor. I hadn’t seen it. I don’t know how I missed this one. Hilarious! I’m not even going … Continue reading

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Using Music as a Springboard for Conversation

Music is on my mind. I’ve been writing about it, and we’ve just launched a few new/revamped free Music Discussions on our two websites (more on that in a minute)… so today my foot is tapping! Much of youth culture … Continue reading

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Developing Spiritual Growth in Teenagers

Last week my friend Tim Schmoyer (Most of you know him from his web site StudentMinistry.org) was visiting Sacramento and we connected for breakfast, chatting about discipleship, student leadership and the general direction youth ministry is heading. Good times! Afterwards, he … Continue reading

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Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Last week my family got a chance to screen the new Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Even though I hadn’t posted my official review yet, I blogged, sharing my two cents on the film. Yesterday we posted our official … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber's "Pray"

Have you seen what video just moved up to the #1 downloaded video on iTunes? It’s a song called “Pray” from Justin Bieber. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics. Children are crying. Soldiers are dying Some people don’t have a home … Continue reading

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It's Finally Here!

Many of you have been asking when my new book, MINISTRY BY STUDENTS will be available– the book about developing spiritual growth in teenagers, and building into student leaders… it’s been a long time coming. It just came in today! … Continue reading

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Linus Reads Luke 2 This Week

In a world where Christ is slowly disappearing from Christmas, we still are going to hear Luke 2 read on network television this week on Tuesday night… by a kid who still drags around his blanky. Blog reader Adam reminded … Continue reading

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Screening the New Narnia Film

Last night I got a chance to bring my family to a press screening of the new Narnia film, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, coming to theatres December 10th. They loved it! The theatre loved it. My friend and fellow movie … Continue reading

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