I had the opportunity and honor to teach my youth group last night. I have to say a big thanks to my youth pastor Nate Viar and Pastor Mark Jenkins of Mountain View Community Church for giving me the opportunity to do this. We’ve been teaching on the topic of GUARDRAILS in life, what … More GUARDRAILS IN RELATIONSHIPS: FLEE BABY FLEE.
“Use the Culture, to Reach the Culture.” That was the mantra for Liberty University youth majors back in the ’90’s. We had outstanding mentors that encouraged us and mentored us to understand the culture of the kids we were going to minister to. That’s one thing I’ve tried to do over the years, … More How To Learn About Youth Culture In Your Community
Doubting or questioning GOD isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I have often doubted GOD, especially as a teenager. I think GOD is big enough that HE can handle someone questioning, in the correct way, HIS existence. I think HE even encourages it. My GOD is a GOD who is eternal, all knowing, and never … More CREATING SPACE FOR STUDENTS TO DOUBT
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. A lot has gone on, and I’ve gotten busy, and lazy, and all kinds of reason. Biggest one is that I’ve moved and don’t have internet access, so that’s a problem. This will go along with my study on Purity that I mean to get … More What is Sex
I’m not married, I have (had) hopes of it, but at the moment, I’m not. I read this article and it resonated with me. Men take a lot of things for granted a lot of times, and quite often it’s those closest to us that feel the brunt of it. This is a … More 5 Things A Wife Needs (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask For)
It would be easy to spend at least the next month or more on the Old Testament perspective of Purity, but I’m going to finish this perspective off with a look at what David and Solomon write about purity in Psalms and Proverbs. As I said,I could take a month or more to talk about … More Purity: An OT perspective Part 3
813,863 (yes me included, I actually had to watch it three times so that last three is me) have viewed this video in the past 5 days. It comes across as a feel good, pander to the new millennial generation, video, but it’s a dangerous piece of fluffy crap. Oh, was that judgmental? … More I’m a Christian but…..NO!! If you’re a Christian understand what it means.
This is one part blog/one part add for the authors book. It is what it is. I’m posting it because of the 2nd to the last paragraph, that you’re going to have to read. What she talks about though, “Middle of the story theology” is pretty spot on. We focus on the … More HELPING STUDENTS FIND FAITH IN THE DARK
This is the Skit Guys take on Psalm 139 Psalm 139 For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. 1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are … More The Skit Guys: Psalm 139
This was an interesting article. Mark Driscoll is a dynamic speaker and someone I considered as theologically spot on in a lot of areas. I was kind of surprised when all of the controversy came out and he resigned from his church. I found this line in the article very intriguing: “Faith leaders … More What Mark Driscoll Told Brian Houston at Hillsong Conference