A Chrisitian Response to the Oil Spill

I came across this the other day (Oil Spill Link) .  I am glad to see at least some churches and denominations are responding to the Oil Spill.  I am especially proud to see that my denomination (PCUSA) is offering a response through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program. It occurred to me today that we […]

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Social Media

Any good parent has taught their child to play nice and to not hit others, but how do we teach this in the new landscape of social media? Bullying is just a click away, the embarrassing photo, the insulting comment, texting about a person as they are standing in front of you.  Our mothers taught […]

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Stuck in the Bell Tower

Please don’t ever put me in a bell tower. I found a story the other day about a youth worker named Scott Gibson who in order to raise money for his youth ministry, he temporarily lived in a bell tower. During his 68 hours in the tower he raised $2,500, or about $36.76 an hour. […]

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Real World Parents Seminar Coming Soon

May 8th I will be doing a REAL WORLD PARENTS seminar at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church. Look for more info real soon!!!!!

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Technology and the Teen Brain

I heard an interesting interview the other day on NPR (Click here to listen to the entire interview) about the effects of technology on the brain. The author was discussing the influence of technology in our everyday lives. One of the things he described was the low level of stress that is now a constant […]

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Messiah College March 27th

This weekend I will be at Messiah College for the 5th annual youth workers conference. Laurie Polich is the keynote speaker. I will be leading a break out session on strategic planning. The conference last year had about 700 people, check out the site and come by Saturday.  You can register for the conference at […]

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