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Jesus Brings People Together

Isn’t it weird how, when something is on your mind a lot, the topic seems to come up more than usual? Maybe it’s just that we are more aware of it; I’m not really sure why it seems to happen that way. But it has been happening to me quite a bit recently. The thing […]

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Jesus is NOT Just a Good Teacher!

Probably the most common view of Jesus is that he was a good teacher. He showed up, had some good ideas, was a spiritual guy, promoted love and acceptance, and was tragically murdered. All in all he was a good person with good morals and good teaching techniques. He got his point across so well […]

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Self Injury Part 6 – How Can We Help Those Who Self Injure?

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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What is the Bible?

In a factual sense, the Bible is an ancient library. It consists of 66 books written by roughly 40 authors over a period of about 1,500 years on three different continents (Africa, Asia, Europe) in three different languages (Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic). All those handy chapter and verse numbers were inserted later around 1200 AD so […]

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Self-Injury Part 5 – The Addictive Nature of Self-Injury

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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Don’t Call Me Ignorant

For the first time ever, an athlete from one of the four major sports has come out publicly and announced he’s gay. Jason Collins, an 11 year NBA pro, was featured in a Sports Illustrated cover story recently to make the big announcement. News articles are all over the place, but in case you missed […]

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Self-Injury Part 4 – Why Do Kids Self-Injure?

Disclaimer – I write “Leadership Moments” for the volunteers at my church who work in the youth ministry. Each Leadership Moment is meant to equip the everyday youth worker with the knowledge and skills they need to help teens as best as they can. Because these articles are for people I know personally and meant […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 5)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) Till on that cross as Jesus died / the wrath of God was satisfied / For every sin on him was lain / Here in the death of Christ I live Contained within these few verses is the very essence of Christianity. The big idea is that Jesus is […]

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20 Reasons to Believe that Jesus Actually Rose from the Dead

In 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, the Bible states what the results are if Jesus has not risen from the dead. If Jesus is still dead, it means that: Our faith counts for nothing (vs. 14) We are misrepresenting God (vs. 15) We are still in our sins (vs. 17) Those who have already died did not […]

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Cupcake Day & Discussion Recap

Every Thursday I visit one of our local high schools to help run a student ministry called ISCF (Inner School Christian Fellowship). For the last three years we have put on an event called Cupcake Day where, during lunch, we give away hundreds of free cupcakes to the students and staff. This past Tuesday we […]

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