Category Archives: Speaking/Training

Parent Reactions

I love hearing feedback from parents after they attend one of my Parenting the Smartphone Generation workshops– it’s fun to hear how their kids respond when the parents arrive home with all this new information (knowing that I’m telling their … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Youth Ministry in Uganda

As I write to you at this very moment, my dad is teaching a little over 120 youth workers about how to prepare a sermon. I wish you could see it. We’re in the basement of an Anglican church, and … Continue reading

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Training Leaders in Uganda

This weekend my dad and I pop on a plane to Uganda, a 23 hour itinerary… which is pretty long when I’m wearing this stupid arm brace for my shoulder. Most of you have followed my shoulder injury, my surgery … Continue reading

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Free Online Training

I constantly receive emails from people who can’t come to one of my training workshops, but wonder if we provide any free online training. I’ve always answered, “Yes!” and provided a link to our Free Training Tools page, which includes … Continue reading

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Traveling Near You

September is already here and I’m about to begin spending a lot of time in airports! That might just mean I’ll be coming to a city near you. Check out my fall schedule and see. Here are some of the … Continue reading

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Not My Kid

On Saturday I showed parents a glimpse into the world of today’s youth culture… and on Sunday a mom pulled me aside. “I have to tell you a story.” It’s funny, but whenever I spend a weekend teaching parents at … Continue reading

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These guys stuck out

I speak at about 25 events a year. And in a world where most Christian events contain two elements—a band, and a speaker—I hear A LOT of worship bands. Last weekend I heard a band that really stuck out. Let … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

It’s 2014 and we’re already in full sprint. This week I’m already on a plane and heading across the U.S. to speak to kids and teach a parent workshop in Florida. Check out these cities I’m going to in the … Continue reading

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The Worst Place to Drive

I’ve driven in NY, in Chicago, in LA, in Seattle… I’ve been in a cab in most these cities as well. I thought I’d seen the worst of it. Then I went to Kampala, Uganda! I’m not going to waste … Continue reading

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Brand New Training

This weekend I launch a brand new workshop at one of my favorite conferences, the Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC). Thursday I’m loading up Lori and Ashley, and we’ll be driving the 8-hour jaunt from Sacramento down to … Continue reading

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