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My latest article was published in the September issues of Tri-State Voice and Love Express. Here’s an excerpt. How many eighth grade Bible studies lead with Lamentations? Or Leviticus? Yet last I checked, Lamentations and Leviticus are part of the Biblical canon, along with Romans and Revelation and lots of other heady reading material. Should [...]
Snuggling with baby for the first time in 5 days. Cuddling Kyra is fun, but cuddling Cyrus is exhilerating. # Why free, abundant higher education is going to change the world. http://short.to/mzn1 # http://twitpic.com/f0jzr – My beautiful family, and our Madison Avenue friend from Methuen. # Faith is spelled RISK. Let's innovate, create&do things never [...]
It feels trite to even say this, but Bono’s prophetic voice speaks again, this time to those of us facilitating the ONLY student led student leadership conference in NYC this September. Every generation gets a chance to change the world Pity the nation that won’t listen to your boys and girls Cos the sweetest melody [...]
Shout-out to Servolutionary Stevens at Chain Reaction. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58GRiEj4OHg&feature=player_embedded HT: Steven B
Great article in Christianity Today today about the demise of faddish Gen X ministries and the rise of socially conscious, missional communities in their wake. Here’s a poignant take-away. Having learned from the example of other next generation ministries, leaders at Central Peninsula Church suppressed the tendency toward intergenerational dissension with one key decision made [...]
All of us in youth ministry aspire to empowering students to actually lead. Rhetorically, it’s why we do what we do. Jesus called it making disciples and put it in his Great Commission speech right before he left his own disciples to run things. History records the advantages as every major social movement has been [...]
Been thinking a lot about the Kickin’ It Old Skool Conference and can’t help but wonder how to incorporate this video accompanying the classic Gil Scott Heron song/spoken word masterpiece, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” Here are the lyrics: You will not be able to stay home, brother. You will not be able to [...]
If you think that a student led, student leadership conference sounds too good to be true, be amazed on September 12. The planning retreat with the conference’s student organizers last week was unquestionably the professional highlight of my summer. These teens are legit. (Too legit … too legit to quit.) More Info and Register.
Reminds me of Einstein’s observation: “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” HT: Christian Monzon.
My latest article, co-written with Pastor Louis Carlo of Abounding Grace Ministries, was published today at UrbanFaith.com. Here’s an excerpt. … At its core, the Gospel is a story about a loving God who reconciles humanity into loving relationships with Himself, themselves, and each other. Justice fits into the story as Christ rights the wrongs [...]« Previous Entries