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The Power of Continuity in Youth Ministry.

Tonight (Sunday May 22) is the ‘season finale’ for our youth ministry. We will try and tie together everything we have learned in our 35 or so Sunday night meetings this year. One part of that is celebrating and sending … Continue reading

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Student Ministry Values.

A few weeks ago my 5 person student ministry team spent a day off-site planning for this summer and fall. As part of that day, we worked up 6 values for our team. These aren’t for distribution publicly, but rather … Continue reading

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The Choice.

Here is THE choice of life…(other than following Christ) Am I going to bemoan all the particular difficult dynamics associated with my unique situation and life OR will I be brave enough to celebrate the good in my life and … Continue reading

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Current Events and the Church.

Wanted to pass along this blog post from Adam Mclane (an acquaintance whose house I have slept in a few times, long story :)). In this post, Adam talks about his feeling that talking about current events as an entry … Continue reading

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Harvest U Reflections.

I had a fabulous time teaching, connecting, and leading worship at Harvest University, an event put on by the Harvest Bible Fellowship. Over 1500 people gathered, 90% of which are staff members and volunteers from various Harvest Bible Chapel churches … Continue reading

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To my Mom.

Dear Mom. Thank you for having a great marriage publicly and privately. The more people know you, the more blessed they are to see how much you and Dad love each other. Not perfectly, but truly and fully for life. … Continue reading

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Why Fear is the new Sex. (or something)

For many years, the number 1 rule of anything marketing related was always “Sex Sells.” Even in ministry, if the sermons have seemed a little more boring lately, nothing gets students attention more than a provocative series title promising a … Continue reading

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seinfeld and Christianity

do people know i am a Christian? do they know i want them to be a Christian too? the smallest mention of the name of Jesus can have the largest effect on someone. the most important thing about someone is … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Symmetry of Holy Week.

This past week at Harvest I was able to be part of the Good Friday and Easter services. The way we do it at Harvest they are an extreme contrast. On Good Friday everyone arrives in black. The lights are … Continue reading

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>20,000

>i just was the 20,000th hit on my own blog. HOW AMAZING. i was planning on giving the person who was the 20,000th hit a bunch of money. and a time machine full of candy. NOW I AM JUST GOING … Continue reading

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