Monthly Archives: February 2009

When Walt Recommends It…

If you have any interest in connecting with youth today, I have two fantastic resources for you. One is a Four Minute video on YouTube, the other is a podcast. Both free. (and as you know, my motto is, “If … Continue Reading

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In the Midst of Trials… You Found Me

If you listen to secular radio, you probably are familiar with the popular new song from The Fray, You Found Me. The Fray is an interesting band. Songs of their songs like How to Save a Life have not only been … Continue Reading

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Oreo Games and Camp Food

I want to take a moment to give a little shout out to Camp Orchard Hill, a small little camp  in Dallas, PA (yeah, that’s not a typo… there is a Dallas in Pennsylvania. It’s about 30 minutes from Scranton). … Continue Reading

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Back in Cali

Well… it’s just past midnight here in Cali, which means that it’s 3-something in PA. Luckily, I don’t think my body ever switched to East Coast time. I just got done with my 13 hour journey home (including layovers and … Continue Reading

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It’s time for me to go to the great state of Pennsylvania once again (yes, speaking in PA for the second time this month). Tomorrow I fly through Chicago to Scranton, PA, where I’ll grab a car and drive to a small town … Continue Reading

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More Loyal to Toothpaste Brand Than Church?

Another example of “what the world thinks of us.” USA Today puts it like this: Some Americans are more loyal to their toothpaste or toilet paper than to their religious denomination, making those consumers more choosy about Charmin or Colgate than … Continue Reading

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Hip Hop Livin’ Large

Eminem, Kanye West, T-Pain, Beyonce, Flo Rida, T.I., Lil Wayne… these artist all know what #1 tastes like, and they all continue to dominate the top of the charts. In my youth culture section of my seminars some youth workers … Continue Reading

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Romance This Weekend

I’m excited… this weekend is Valentines Day, and I’m actually home with my wife and family (don’t even ask how many times I’ve been traveling speaking on this weekend! It’s good to be home.) Tonight i’m going out to the … Continue Reading

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The New Place Where Kids Will Find Porn

Just when you thought there couldn’t be any more porn… The problem of porn is only growing. Parents already have to put safeguards on their TVs and computers… but that doesn’t cover what could be the largest provider of porn in the … Continue Reading

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18 Foot Python Attacks Three Year Old

18 Foot Python + Child = lunch? I’m not great at math… but I’ve read enough Far Side Tales to easily see this formula come to fruition. A family decided to take care of their friends’ 18 foot reticulated python. … Continue Reading

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