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. […]


Great Escape


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


Great Post: Parents a Word about Instagram

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I was sent this post by two different friends, thanks Jill and Curlee. I was hesitant to read it at first, I figured it was another rant about the “evils of social media” or the zombie apocalypse it will eventually cause. But this is  a great post! The authors have a healthy caution of social media […]


Messiah College

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Social Media Boot Camp

Social Media Boot Camp from directionsym


The church should welcome women into ministry.

I came across this post yesterday on, it stirred up a lot of different feelings for me.  The post was by Heather Lea Campbell, Heather is entering into the field of youth ministry and she currently serves in a denomination that does not celebrate women in leadership. It really bothers me that there are churches and denominations that believe […]


The Hobbit an Invitation to God’s Kingdom

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I read the Hobbit for the first time in middle school, I fell in love with the world J.R.R. Tolkien created. Over the last few years, I have used the Lord of the Rings as teaching tools. I came across this post in Patheos about using the Hobbit as invitation to God’s Kingdom. The post is […]


Dear Senior Pastor


I enjoyed this post by Walt Mueller! Walt offers some great advice for those who preach on a regular basis. This post helps to illustrate all that youth ministry has to offer the church. Enjoy!       “Dear Pastor, I’ve asked your youth worker and your students’ parents to forward this letter on to […]


What the Sandusky Story Means to Youth Workers. . .

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I read a thoughtful post by Marv Penner. It is a brief reflection on the Sandusky story. As youth workers we need to protect all the students in our care.  Click on the photo for the link: