Monthly Archives: May 2016

Your Smartphone Obsessed Kids

It’s coming this month… In fact, I’m getting early copies in two weeks, so I’ll be personally signing every single book you pre-order! I’ve gotta confess: this book was such a fun project! It’s a combination of research and hands-on … Continue Reading

Posted in Books, Parenting, Smartphones/Cell Phones | 2 Comments

SNL Mocks Christian Films

Saturday Night Live (SNL) has been poking fun at Christians for years. The question I want to ask is: is there any validity to their jesting? Or more importantly, can we learn anything from it? A few weeks ago SNL … Continue Reading

Posted in Entertainment Media, Evangelism, Faith, Youth Culture | 4 Comments

Helping Small Groups Be More Effective

Here’s a fun little free training video I did for Youth Specialties that they posted on YouTube. It’s the perfect little training tool to show your leaders, anyone who is running a small group at any time! Check it out:

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Aidan for Vice President

Last week my brother Thom (pastor, dad, Star Wars nerd…) emailed me asking for ideas for his 10-year-old son Aidan’s Vice Presidential campaign at school. My brother is amazingly creative (many of you know him from his insightful Biblical discussions … Continue Reading

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Dialoguing About Gender Identity

There’s been a lot of buzz about gender identity recently, and young people are taking note. The question is… what are they resolving as true? I stumbled on two very helpful resources in the past few weeks that provide really … Continue Reading

Posted in Sexuality, Youth Culture | 6 Comments

Which cover do you like best?

Take a second and use our comments feature below to tell me which book cover you like best: A, B, or C? (I’m finishing writing this book now- it will be on the shelves in 2017.) Which one would you … Continue Reading

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At what age should I let my kid have a phone?

I hear the question at every parenting workshop I teach. It comes in many forms: “How young is too young for my kids to have their own phone?” “I didn’t get my kid a phone… I just got them an … Continue Reading

Posted in Entertainment Media, Parenting, Smartphones/Cell Phones, Social Media | 2 Comments