Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lust or Love?

Love and lust are both frequented topics in today’s top music. The question most of us wonder is, “Do our kids know the difference?” My good friend David R. Smith just posted an excellent Youth Culture Window article on the … Continue reading

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A “Gamer’s” Look at the “2012 Most Anticipated Video Game” List: DAY 2

Earlier this week I posted DAY 1 of our “Gamer’s” perspective about Nielsen’s recently released list of the “2012 Most Anticipated Video Games.” Nielsen projected which console video game titles have the greatest consumer anticipation for 2012. Halo 4 topped … Continue reading

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A “Gamer’s” Look at the “2012 Most Anticipated Video Game” List: DAY 1

Last week Nielsen released a list of the “2012 Most Anticipated Video Games,” casting their vote as to which console video game titles have the greatest consumer anticipation for 2012. Halo 4 topped their list for Xbox 360 gamers, with … Continue reading

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Making and Achieving Personal Goals

Saturday I participated in my first triathlon. It’s known in Northern California as the “no-swim” triathlon because in Eppie’s Great Race, you run, bike, then kayak. Before the race I told my wife, “If I do really good, I’ll come … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises- Alec’s Take

The following is a guest post from my 19-year-old son, Alec who has been eagerly awaiting the release of the third film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series. Alec attended a midnight premier here in the Sacramento area and admittedly brings … Continue reading

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More Radical Than Jesus Graffiti

This morning I was running on the paved bike trail by my house and I ran across a new piece of graffiti. It was a picture of a cross and then the words “JC rules!” How sad! Yes… how sad. … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Fat Clothes

Hi, my name is Jonathan, and I am a glutton. You wouldn’t know it by just looking at me. Sure, there’ve been times where I was pretty chunky, but it’s not like you see me walking around with a turkey … Continue reading

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Done with Number 10

Put on some Lionel Ritchie… because it’s time to “party, carumba, fiesta…” (Come on… you remember the song!) Celebrate with me; I just finished my 10th youth ministry book! And in celebration, I’m implementing two huge discounts THIS WEEK ONLY … Continue reading

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Can You Blow My Whistle Baby?

Little Wayne wanted girls to lick his lollipop, now Flo Rida wants girls to “blow his whistle.” I’m talking about the new song, Whistle. I was sitting with a parent last week who said that his kids were asking about … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spiderman

My son Alec went to see “The Amazing Spiderman” on opening day with his friends. Alec, a true Spidey fan, has been eagerly awaiting this release and was ecstatic to finally see this. So I asked him to give us … Continue reading

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