Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ministry In WI

This week has been a blur. I’m at one of my favorite camps that I speak at, Camp Timberlee, just out of Milwaukee, WI. I’m speaking 12 times at the camp, then I fly home Saturday night and preach in … Continue Reading

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My Youth Pastor 20 Years After High School

“I’ll never forget when he took me to lunch.” “I remember looking in the bleachers and seeing him there at my basketball game.” “His wife Sherrie had us all over for a slumber party.” Funny… no one remembered any of … Continue Reading

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In the Mind of our “Good” Kids

Do our “good” kids really need us to talk about sex, raunchy music, pornography, etc? Are we just putting thoughts in their heads that weren’t already there? Are we “making them grow up too fast?” These are all accusations I’ve heard … Continue Reading

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If You Could Live Anywhere?

Oh man it’s good to be back home. Sure, I travel a lot. But on average I only go away two weekends a month, which really only adds up to 6 or 7 days a month away from home. Contrast … Continue Reading

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Did We Really Need More Borat?

If you’ve seen any newspaper this week, you’ve probably seen a picture of a half naked man named Bruno. If you happened to pass a magazine rack, then you might have even seen the same man fully naked on the … Continue Reading

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Maine, Canada, and That Dang Metric System

I’ve finally got a moment to breathe here in Canada. Although I’m not sure whether this moment is measured in miles… or kilometers! I’m so confused!  Let me back up. We flew into Boston on Sunday. Lori and I (yes, just me … Continue Reading

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New Brunswick

Tomorrow morning I fly off to New Brunswick, CANADA to be the keynote speaker at an event called Tidal Impact. I just finished speaking on the opposite U.S. coast near Seattle with my family (good times)… this coming week (CANADA) I’m bringing my … Continue Reading

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United Breaks Guitars

This is hilarious. I fly four to eight legs a month with United Airlines and all I can say about this video is, TRUE! In short, musician Dave Carroll was on a United flight when he heard the passenger behind … Continue Reading

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Wow… internet access. Cool! I’m on my fourth day of travel with my family in the Olympia (Seattle), WA area and it’s been a blur. I’m speaking at a camp called Black Lake Bible Camp this week. I’m excited because it’s … Continue Reading

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Look Mom, no cuss words! It must be clean!

More and more I’m finding that many parents have no clue what content their kids are watching day to day.   “But I use CYBERPATROL and block out porn sites from our home computer!”   “But I block those movie … Continue Reading

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