Monthly Archives: July 2014

Should I Watch Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones anyone? How about the new Fifty Shades of Grey? In a world where this kind of sexually charged entertainment is rapidly becoming the choice diet of mainstream audiences… what are Christians to watch? I mean seriously. How … Continue Reading

Posted in Entertainment Media, Jonathan's Rant, Movies, Sexuality | 14 Comments

Want a sneak peak?

I just finished a brand new youth ministry book about mobilizing and equipping volunteers for ministry. I turn it in to the publisher in 7 days and would love to get some feedback to make some last minute tweaks before … Continue Reading

Posted in Books, Youth Ministry Philosophy | 6 Comments

Dad’s Version of “Rude”

Magic’s song “Rude” has been at the top of the charts for over a month now, currently at the No. 1 spot on Billboard, Spotify and iTunes. And now, a parody of the song is going viral on YouTube. Magic’s … Continue Reading

Posted in Humor, Music, Parenting, Social Media, Youth Culture | 2 Comments

Promiscuity or Monogamy

What’s more enjoyable, a monogamous sexual relationship, or promiscuity (sleeping with whoever you want)? Most entertainment media seems to lean towards the latter. Why is this? Does promiscuity really make more sense? This week I finished writing a book to … Continue Reading

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Epic Games

You see, in the last 5 days I’ve been called upon twice by Ashley, my 16-year-old daughter, to provide her with a failsafe game. The pressure was on! Dad, don’t let me down! So here’s the two foolproof games I … Continue Reading

Posted in Contests, Youth Ministry Planning | 16 Comments

The Most Pain I’ve Ever Experienced

“You’re 44-years-old. You know you’re not a kid anymore, right?” I’ve heard that a dozen times in the last four days. Starting with one of the nurses as I was being rolled out of the ambulance into the ER. It … Continue Reading

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