Life is a horse race: A Metaphor on Adolescence // Blog
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It’s crazy that the life-packed sperm and egg get busy making new life as soon as they meet. They are setting up shop. It takes a long time to be fully alive. Just because you are born doesn’t mean that you have reached your full unpacking. We are coming to understand that that doesn’t happen until around the mid-20s. It’s … more

Adol Dev, the Brain, & Developing Lasting Faith in Teens //Blog
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IF YOU WORK WITH TEENS, this may be the best post you have read in years! Your Adolescents may just love you for it. Just 15 years ago, we didn’t know what was going on in the brain. Today, we know more b/c of MRI that should influence our theological conclusions. I have included THREE videos for you to watch … more

How to help students develop spiritual plasticity // Blog
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Just as neural plasticity is vital for our brain’s health & capacity for learning & growth, we have to aid students to develop spiritual plasticity by creating experiences & environments where they can explore what it means to be a mature Christ follower in the 21st century. The spiritual disciplines greatly help in this process. Students must be lead to … more

How can we have a greater impact in the self-identity development of youth. It may start here. // BLOG
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This powerful commercial raises an incredibly important question. It has a lot to do with the impact we will have, the kind of relationships that we develop, the choices we make, the risks we will avoid, and the kind of life that we will live. The Dove Company asks the question. What are your answers? And how can we change … more

Take away technology from kids? This mom says she won’t! // BLOG
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Hot button issue or not?  What do you think?  I side with the mom in the article below who listed 10 reasons why she was going to give handheld devices to her kids!!!! http://ow.ly/uCoAG This is an issue for parents and student ministers. Do we really think that we will impede the evolution of technology in culture? I keep reading … more