Calling Your Bluff

Calling Your Bluff

It started off innocently enough: my daughter Kayla and I were enjoying some quality daughter-father time when I noticed that she had left her Disney Princess Snakes and Ladders game (and all its pieces) scattered on the floor near my bed.  I noticed because I stepped...
Blessed are the Awkward

Blessed are the Awkward

Confession: I forgot the words to O Come, O Come, Emmanuel recently. It was awkward. That Awkward Moment We try to make a habit in Advent of a more expanded evening prayer time at home with reading scripture and singing a hymn. Last Advent we were trying to rock out...
Earning the Right to be Heard

Earning the Right to be Heard

Through my work in youth ministry, it’s become evident to me that the churches that have the strongest youth ministries are generally the ones that do the best relational ministry.  As I’ve written about before, youth ministry is about people and not programs; we need...

Losing Perspective?

One of the complaints I sometimes have with leaders that are above me is that they don’t have the same perspective that I have. Not that I expect to have the same perspective. I expect them to understand my perspective. The higher one goes in the ladder of leadership,...

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