What to do with Jr Highers
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I got the following letter: I am a youth minister in small town in a decent size church (approximately around 500).  I’ve been a youth minister for 4 yrs.  For the last 20 years we’ve done youth ministry by combining middle school students and high school students, but lately I’ve felt the need to separate the two.  We are having … more

True Love Waits? Part 2
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This is the response from a youth minister who is wrestling with the True Love Waits Message that I posted a while back.  Rondel, I have determined what I am going to teach and how I am going to teach it.  I came across an AWESOME book from the LCC library called Sex Has a Price Tag by Pam Stenzel (http://www.amazon.com/Sex-Has-Price-Tag-Stenzel/dp/0310249716/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1233599204&sr=8-1) .  She … more

A Dilemma
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It is always easy to take a stand, and rightly we should. However, we must think about our choices and our convictions. Yes, there are other issues to consider, and yes, we must stand for the innocent and for the truth, however… how would you answer this?  Thanks Kyle Reed for posting this video on your blog site.  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD97OVJ4PNw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

Authentic Discipleship
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Here is a great Breakpoint article on the power of a Christian Witness, especially one who gets worldview. It had an effect on one atheist. People need to see the reality of God lived out in everyday life. It is huge! A Real Head Turner – http://www.breakpoint.org/listingarticle.asp?ID=10963 Here is a quote: “In Africa,” he writes, “Christianity changes people’s hearts. It … more