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22 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Working from a Theology of Abundance

Working from a Theology of Abundance

It’s easy to get trapped into thinking about what we don’t have or what we could have or what the neighbors down the street have. A theology of Abundance focuses on the blessings of God all around us. The post below speaks well of the tension parents find themselves in this time of here. Here’s […]

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15 December 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Would you rather?

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15 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Advent Story on Social Media

We have done a Bible study with our kids twice this Advent season that has them re-tell the Advent story using Facebook.  It’s been a fun way for them to enter the story in a new way, and think about this story from the perspective of teenagers. Here’s a fun video that tells the advent story using […]

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08 December 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Highs and Lows

Every small group I work with always opens with highs and lows; what was the best part of your week and what was the worst part of your week. Kids are at first a little taken back by the question and it takes a little teeth pulling by the leader to get anywhere, but it […]

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08 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Facebook and Bullies

Here’s something to make you anxious… A good article from the New York Times about bullies on facebook. It takes a while to get to the good part where parents talk about how to address the parents of the bully. If you found out your child was being bullied on facebook, would you approach the […]

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01 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Social Media is about more than bullies

I rarely watch the news anymore.  I typically hear about news that is important on twitter while waiting for a meeting to start or sitting in the Doctor’s office.  I also typically read in depth articles that are linked to those tweets, and I keep up on the lives of my friends, friends I don’t […]

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01 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

10 Commandments of Discipleship

10 Commandments of Discipleship

I’ve recently made a new friend Paul Martin, a youth director from Alabama.  We’re in a learning cohort together and I’m regularly impressed with his insight and comments.  He’s recently blogged the ten commandments of Discipleship at his blog Being Ministry.  I’ve copied them here, because they’re that good.  Thanks to Paul for the great […]

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24 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Advent activities with your family

Advent activities with your family

A few years ago there was this PDF document floating around the internet that was what someone thought Jesus’ Facebook page would have looked like during holy week.  It was full of funny, accurate, gritty status updates from “Jesus”.  In a strange way, reading through that fake Facebook page got me ready for Easter.  It […]

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23 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Technology dangerous?

I loved this video. I thought it captured the tension that those of us who care about young people live in every day. We see unhealthy excesses such as texting in a rude or inappropriate manner or falling grades due to too many video games. We also see this school embracing the technology that drives […]

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17 November 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Parenting as facilitating competencies

This week in the Parents of Teens Sunday School I talked about parenting as facilitating competencies.  I’m not sure I explained it well.  Here’ a link from Marko, the guy that first introduced me to this idea.  Marko is a youth ministry guru and a parent of two teenagers. He unpacks the idea of facilitating competencies a little […]

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