Monthly Archives: March 2012

Parenting Workshops in NE, and CA

Northern Nebraska, Fresno California, then Azusa Pacific University in Southern California… these are the next three places I’ll be teaching my parenting workshops. Come join us if you’re in driving distance, I’d love to meet you! NEBRASKA: This weekend my … Continue reading

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A Free Book with Every Contest Entry

Youth Specialties just launched a fun “Evangelism Gone Bad” contest, where youth groups upload to YouTube a one-minute video showing what awful evangelism looks like among teenagers. The winning youth group gets a ton of free goodies: a free copy … Continue reading

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After Seeing Hunger Games…

“If no one watches, they don’t have a game!” –Gale It’s a little ironic that some parents are objecting to the violent premise of The Hunger Games. “It’s kids killing other kids!” In actuality, The Hunger Games compels the audience … Continue reading

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Hunger Games, Detroit, and Parenting

This week has been a blur, and already tomorrow (Friday) I’m leaving bright and early on a plane to Detroit to teach my Connect Workshop to a network of area youth workers, to watch The Hunger Games and blog about … Continue reading

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But Isn’t Hunger Games about Kids Killing Kids?

UPDATE: Jonathan has now posted a new post titled, After Seeing The Hunger Games… We encourage you to peek at that, since the post below was written before the film’s release (even though they are both in agreement with each … Continue reading

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A Glimpse at Our Current & Upcoming GiveAways

I love giving stuff away…and today, this week, and in the next few weeks we’re giving away some really cool free prizes just as a thanks for reading, commenting, Liking, and Tweeting our free resources. Here’s a peek at the … Continue reading

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Evangelism… a Tool for Spiritual Growth?

We’re smack in the middle of a contest where we’re talking about the importance of equipping young people to articulate their faith, and we’re giving away a free 7-session DVD evangelism curriculum. Evangelism and spiritual growth are the topics at … Continue reading

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Another Little Contest

It’s time to give something away! So let’s have ourselves a little contest, and the prize will be… a free evangelism training curriculum! WINNER NOW POSTED AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST! Evangelism. It’s a pretty intimidating concept. If we’re honest … Continue reading

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BBQ, Matt Chandler, LifeWay… and Jesus

The following is a guest post from author/speaker David R. Smith after attending The Gospel Project live webcast in Nashville today: So, I’m finally back in my hotel room, contemplating all I’ve experienced today. I’ve spent the last 24 hours … Continue reading

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The Gospel Project

Maybe you’ve heard, and maybe you haven’t, but LifeWay is rolling out a new curriculum called The Gospel Project. Consequently, my friend and fellow writer David R. Smith and I were invited to join a group of Christian leaders in … Continue reading

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