Would I Recommend Climbing On Top of a Moving Train?

Back in the Spring, our family took a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. We had so much fun on this trip... especially our girls! One day, as we were riding on the...

What are Christians to do?

What is a normal, everyday Christian capable of and expected to do in the kingdom of God, the church? I don't think we define it concretely enough. Do they have to ingest one Christian book a month, study...
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Week in Review #3

Thursday, January 16, 2014 Week in Review #3 Synopsis Sunday we had Main Street and did an event after for children and their families called "Lunch and a Movie." Monday was spent working on getting curriculum completed...
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Week in Review #1

I want to take more time in this new year (2014) for reflection. I know reflection is good and I do it often informally in my own head as well as talking out loud...
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Week in Review #12

Friday, Mar 14 - Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 Week #12 Synopsis Back into classes @ Wesley Seminary // Spiritual Life and Leadership Followers used the "What's in the Bible?" curriculum (it worked really well, but didn't allow...

A New Approach to Tackling the Gospels in Main Street

History of Main Street In the summer of 2003, I chose 39 stories in the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy), 39 stories in the Writings (Joshua-Nehemiah), and 39 stories in the Gospels and Acts. These 117...

Most of the World Hasn’t Graduated from Middle School

I'm a middle school pastor. I've thrown dodgeballs, watched students cringe and giggle when I say the word "sex," and laughed at the silliest things with grades 6-8 students for almost 10 years. Here's...

My Lack, and Therefore Need, of Empathy

My wife and I had a good series of talks on the way to a retreat back in February. I can't remember the substance of our talks on the way down, but it was nice...
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Week in Review #2

I didn't have time on Thursday to video my weekly reflection, so I took a few minutes on Friday to get it done. I happened to be in my car on the way to...
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Week in Review #15

Friday, Apr 4 - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 Week #15 Synopsis Relaxing Friday and Saturday Main Street story was on Nehemiah (the follow up to Ezra's story the preceding week) Monday was a big VBS planning day Realization of...
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Human Beings are Vitally Important in the Transmission of the Gospel

I grew up in church. My parents brought me to church every single Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night. It was part of the culture of our family. It’s what we did. So I...
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Week in Review #14

Friday, Mar 28 - Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 Week #14 Synopsis Youth Camp virtually meeting on Google Hangouts on Friday to prepare for summer teen camp Main Street story was Ezra We watched "What's in the Bible?" Vol....