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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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