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4 Thoughts for Young Men Preparing for Marriage

I am always on the lookout for good wisdom to pass on to the young men at my church. I found a goodie in this piece by Greg Gibson over at the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Here are … Continue reading

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Youth Groups & Emotionalism

In an interview about her new book, Nancy Pearcey gave a comment with which I could not agree more: Youth groups rarely encourage young people to grapple with tough questions. Instead the goal seems to be to engineer events that … Continue reading

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What Following Jesus Means

The other day I was sitting with one of the sophomore guys in our church’s youth ministry enjoying a cup of coffee. Our conversation changed from topic to topic, but it soon took on a laser focus when he asked, … Continue reading

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College Students & the Local Church

I have had a growing concern for Christian college students that began when I was a young college student. My concern is this: many Christian college students have little to no significant membership with a local church. They may be a part … Continue reading

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An Instructive Conversation

Here is an exercise for all of us. Watch the 6 minute video (provided by Wretched Radio) below and ask yourself, “What does this video reveal?” Here are some of the takeaways I got. Parroting Cultural Cliches. “There are so many … Continue reading

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How Not to Spiritually Shepherd Your Children

As a youth pastor, I have seen a wide spectrum of parents and their unique parenting strategies. Some have been good. Some have been bad. Some have been down right ugly. Although I don’t have any kids of my own and, therefore, have no … Continue reading

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The Saturday Post(s)

  7 Signs We May Be Worshipping Our Families. “The following are possible signs that we have begun worshipping the family rather than encouraging our family to be worshippers:” 5 Reasons Why Getting Married Young is a Good Thing. 5 reasons why the … Continue reading

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A Youth Pastor’s Summer Camp Reflections

We just finished our middle school ministry’s summer camp on Sunday. After a good two days of recovery, most of which was me sleeping on the couch and drinking hot tea for my thrashed vocal cords, I found myself in … Continue reading

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Can You Say, “Imitate Me”?

D.A. Carson asks, ““Do you ever say to a young Christian, ‘Do you want to know what Christianity is like? Watch me!’ If you never do, you are unbiblical.”  Unbiblical? How so? Well, because Paul gives us many examples of … Continue reading

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