Category Archives: Speaking/Training

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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Boring Them to Death

“Long boring sermons just don’t work.” It was the one common denominator on almost everyone’s paper. I just spent two weeks speaking to young people and training youth workers in Uganda… and their kids are just like ours. The training … Continue reading

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Missing the Ball

The night I arrived back to the US after two weeks from Uganda, I had a dream. I was playing soccer (football, if we’re in Uganda) and was the left wing—that’s the forward on the left side. My friend Marko … Continue reading

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