3 Truths About Tolerance

Is it me, or does our culture seem to be growing in divisiveness? Whether in the news or on social media, we are seeing a rise in expressions of disagreements politically, socially, religiously, and personally. Ironically, many of these arguments are flying under the banner of “tolerance.” Maybe I’m mistaken, but isn’t calling someone “judgmental” also a … More 3 Truths About Tolerance

Is Your Bible Unused or Unleashed In Your Life? (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part V)

You don’t defend the lion, you simply unleash it. Charles Spurgeon used this vivid picture while describing how to defend Scripture in his 19th century preaching, and his powerful imagery still rings true today. God’s Word does not need to be defended as much as His Word needs to be unleashed in the lives of Christians today. The … More Is Your Bible Unused or Unleashed In Your Life? (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part V)

Time Management Does Not Exist (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship part IV)

Time management does not exist. Yes, I know there are a lot of books, videos, and messages around the topic managing one’s time, but my point is that no matter what we do, we have the same 24 hours in a day as everyone else. Time cannot be controlled in any way. We cannot “save” time … More Time Management Does Not Exist (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship part IV)

3 Keys To Better Relationships With Your Kids (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part III)

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. No, I did not come up with this gem of a phrase. Yes, I have heard this statement many times. And yes, I think this statement really captures the essence for the context of  discipleship, especially as we disciple our own kids. Fish swim … More 3 Keys To Better Relationships With Your Kids (P.A.R.T.S. of Discipleship, part III)

What Is A Disciple? 2 Keys That Change Everything

Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the … More What Is A Disciple? 2 Keys That Change Everything

5 Steps to Falling – Dissecting Our Sinful Mistakes

I’ve seen it too many times. Respectful men and women surprise their families, friends, and co-workers with the consequences of their sinful choices. This article is not one of judgement, but rather, one of warning. Think of this post like a lab in biology, as we dissect the human free fall that happens when we sin. … More 5 Steps to Falling – Dissecting Our Sinful Mistakes

3 Questions To Ask Your Teen On A Regular Basis

There are 168 hours in a week, although technically, most of the country experienced only 167 hours last week due to the time change (Way to go, Arizona… We don’t change time for anybody!). That being said, I know my time with students in youth ministry is limited when compared to the time they spend away from … More 3 Questions To Ask Your Teen On A Regular Basis