My Worst Talks Ever

Over 25+ years of ministry I’ve had some terrible talks. Here’s what I did wrong and what I’ve learned to do better (I hope!)…

If Jesus was Your Youth Pastor…

My assumption is that Jesus is the Youth Worker archetype. In other words, Jesus is the original model for how a youth worker engages in ministry with teenagers. (Side note: I believe he is the archetype for every human in any endeavor, by the way). If I’m right, if this …

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Crown’s Bible, Theology and Ministry Department

As our new freshman descend upon campus this weekend, here’s a little peek into what they’ll be experiencing in our Bible, Theology and Ministry Department at Crown College. This Fall marks Crown’s 100th Anniversary… and less importantly, but still significantly, the start of my 7th year as a part of …

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LIFE 2016 Workshop – Naked Broken Leader

Gave the following presentation to youth leaders at LIFE 2016 in Kansas City. The goal was to help youth workers and pastors follow the patterns of leadership embodied by Jesus. Follow this link for the Prezi notes:

Wisdom from my Students on How to Equip the Church

Near the end of the semester, I asked what I believe is a very important question for the future of the church in North America. This took place in a class called “Engaging Culture in a Post-Postmodern World.” The idea of the course is that our society is enduring a period of …

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