Creationism and the young earth!

If you didn’t catch the debate last between Bill Nye and Ken Ham there are some great summaries on the Washington Post and NPR.  You can watch an unedited version of the debate here. Most of the debate follows the usually arguments, a young earth, problems with the radioactive dating, and an attempt to redefine […]


Go Bill Nye, scripture is not about Creationism!


If you haven’t heard by now Bill Nye is debating Ken Ham the founder of the Creation Museum. They will be debating  the merits of Evolution and Creationism. Ken Ham believes in a young earth only several thousand years old. For Ken Ham the creation of the world follows the literal account contained in Genesis. […]


2014 Reading List

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Have you started your 2014 reading list? One of the most exciting things for me in 2014 is for the first time in about 7 years I can pick all my own books to read. I have been in graduate school for last eight years and Undergrad before that. I have started to put together […]


Youth Ministry Resolutions

New Years

    The calendar has rolled over once again and it is time to make those annual New Year’s resolutions. It is important to consider what resolutions or goals we will set for our youth ministries this coming year.  The new year is a great time to reflect on how the school year is progressing […]


The Work of the People: A Review

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I found an amazing resource the other day that I wanted to share. I stumbled upon a website called “The Work of the People” (TWOTP); you can check it out at . The website was founded by Travis Reed.  Travis is an independent filmmaker who has created hundreds of short films.   The mission of […]


Preventing Suicide

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  According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) there are more than 38,000 deaths by suicide per year. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., for all ages. It is the 3rd leading cause of death among people ages 15-24, the majority of suicides are by firearms. But these statistics […]


Debriefing Adult Leaders

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  Most of us in youth ministry world are in the middle of trying to cobble together some last minute vacation time and get ready for the fall. But have you taken the time to debrief what you did over the summer? In Youth Ministry world summer can be a blur, it is our most […]


Confessions of an Unhealthy Youth Minister

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  I came across this last week while on vacation with my family. It is a short blog post by Jason Sansbury. Jason shares very openly about some of the hidden costs of youth ministry. It is a great article and really will make you think! Here is the link.  Jason outlined three areas of […]


Great Escape


I will be at Great Escape this week with 400 amazing Middle School Students! See you guys in a week!  


Pittsburgh Project Review Part 2


This is Part 2 of my review of The Pittsburgh Project (TPP) – be sure to read Part 1 if you haven’t already. In Part 1, I focused on pre-trip communication, registration, and promotional materials; in Part 2 I will look at the actual workweek. Housing: the housing at The Pittsburgh Project is awesome, and […]