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

Conduct your own sF test for a healthy ministry culture where spiritual formation can occur // BLOG
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Conduct sF testing of your ministry’s soil/culture. Read the first part of the info below about pH testing of soil… then conduct your own sF testing of your yourth ministry’s culture. “The Importance of Soil Testing (from lowes.com) For optimal plant growth, soil must have the proper pH level. pH is measured on a scale of 1 to 14. A measurement … more

What does being a friend of the world mean, or not mean? //Blog
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James 4:4 says, “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” Wow. What do we do with this? We may decide to run and hide. We have to be careful not to take this from a literalist or black and white thinking … 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

Atoms, light waves, crying at McDs! // blog
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For the past year or so, I have been exploring and studying chemistry, physics, and all forms of scientific discovery as my mind curiously desires to go. I ask questions and then explore. Yesterday, I was reading more about how atoms work in relation with the periodic table and the interaction of the different elements. This am, my questions took … more