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19 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Charles

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This picture of my dog Charles was taken with my cell phone, and this post was written and uploaded directly from my phone. Sweet

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19 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Love Wins

I’m a huge fan of Rob Bell.  I’ve heard him speak at Youth Speacialties, on his tour, and I think I have most of the Nooma videos.  I also find young people respond very well to him. I podcast the sermons from his church and several years ago he preached a phenomenal sermon  entitled The […]

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14 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

The greatest commercial in the history of ever

ht to dvorak.org/blog

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27 February 2008 ~ 0 Comments

I’m not sure if this counts, but…

Below is the latest from my frontpage articles in our church newsletter. We’re starting to do a lot of Peer Ministry work at church and Lyle Griner is my “friend” in this article. A friend of mine was training a group of student leaders. It was his third or fourth training, and he asked if […]

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30 January 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Our first podcast

We’re very excited to share with you our first podcast as a team. We’ve focused this podcast on youth ministry volunteers. We would love for you to take this and share it with your volunteers and friends, record your own pieces and add to it, or edit out our knuckheaddedness and keep the one or […]

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03 November 2007 ~ 3 Comments

The Funnel

The Funnel

There’s a lot of old school youth ministry seminars at Youth Specialties. I think some of the reasons they maintain these seminars is because the presenters are great presenters and they offer pretty clear blueprint type of programing ideas for those who need an idea for the next weekend. There’s certainly value to this, and […]

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03 November 2007 ~ 1 Comment

Politics in Youth Ministry???

I heard Tony Campolo speak this morning at the national youthworkers convention.  Tony was speaking on being a red letter Christian, a term he and a group of his similarly believing peers have claimed.   Tony encouraged us to get young people involved in politics and discussing political issues as a part of our “meetings.”  He […]

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03 November 2007 ~ 3 Comments

St. Louis!!!

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Hello from St. Louis. I’m attending the National Youthworkers convention. Some of you probably found me from Marko’s blog. It’s been a bit of a trick to find time to blog at the same time that I have internet access.  I’ll try to do better, I have a lot to say already. I begin with […]

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24 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

This American Life- How to talk to kids. Act One

So I stumbled onto some youth ministry gold this week. I have a couple of podcasts set to download into my itunes. I listen to The Ticket’s podcast out of Dallas, my church’s podcast of sermons (I miss more sermons than you think due to youth ministry stuff), the sermons from Mars Hill, and the […]

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05 September 2007 ~ 0 Comments

The Parent Meeting

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So tomorrow night we have the big parent meeting for our confirmation students. I’ve done a lot of parent meetings over the years, and I think I’ve learned some tricks that really help. Some of them are Start on time, but have your first 10 minutes of information be relatively meaningless. People are impressed if […]

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