Category Archives: Faith

Reaching LGBTQ kids

I’m away with my wife celebrating 27 years of marriage… having a blast with her, I might add… but we’re checking email every other day and doing about 15 minutes of work those mornings (not sure if that is allowed … Continue Reading

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Confessions of an Overweight Youth Pastor

“I was 100 pounds overweight,” he admitted. “It was effecting my ministry, my marriage… everything! So I finally decided to do something about it.” Overweight. It’s not a word we use much on Sunday mornings, but it’s all too common. … Continue Reading

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Mom, Is Justin Bieber a Christian?

Imagine God’s confusion when he looks at our lives at times. Continue Reading

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Imposing our ideas of Jesus

Interesting enough, this tragic attempt at restoration is emblematic of what our world has been doing to Jesus for years—imposing our own convenient ideas and altered perception of Jesus, only to fall exceedingly short of his true identity. Continue Reading

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building into young people during their gap year

Lori and I had the awesome privilege to attend the groundbreaking of the new facility at the Impact 360 Institute in Georgia last Friday and Saturday, and I was really impressed… probably too many times to name. But I’ll share with you a few highlights: Continue Reading

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Men really hate solitude

People were so set, in fact, on settling for a distraction, that Wilson decided to give them an uncomfortable one, just to see how badly they needed it. He gave them ability to give themselves an electric shock. Continue Reading

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When Teens Doubt

I hear her pain, and in response to her and the countless others who keep asking the same question, we are doing a two week series on the topic… Continue Reading

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Where kids actually adopt their values

We can buy every porn filter, phone monitoring software, router based filtering systems… or even ban our kids from all entertainment media! But if they have friends, play sports, or go to school (yes, even Christian schools)… they will be exposed to enticing imagery and ideas. All the parental controls in the world aren’t substitutes for conversations about truth. Continue Reading

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A remarkable man

Soon I discovered he was an elder in the Ali’i of Hana. One of the great chiefs, and by far one of the most respected men in the region. Most of the young men attending the wedding had grown up under his tutelage at some time in their childhood. He was honored greatly among his people. Continue Reading

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The rise of the non-believing Millennial

Sure, some might find comfort in the fact that only 3% of the population is an actual “atheist”. But when you add in 4% of agnostics and almost 16% of “nones,” that number creeps up to almost 23%. Continue Reading

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