Category Archives: feedback please!

keeping it one hundred

amidst the culture shock of new faces, new roles, and new terminology, i’m also learning (or re-learning from my days long ago working in a group home) some new phrases from what i guess you could call hip hop culture. … Continue reading

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built to last (published in student life’s youth minister newsletter)

recruiting new volunteers is one of the last things you should focus on. God will bring you who you need if you keep your eyes and ears open. the trick is keeping quality leaders around long enough to make an … Continue reading

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boys will be boys (published at youthspecialties.com)

from the sandbox to the construction site, being male is often associated with a natural spirit of trouble-making. you don’t have to be on john eldridge’s mailing list to recognize that there is an untamed energy that is uniquely masculine. … Continue reading

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disqus amongst yourselves

as the eternal wordpress tinkerer, i’ve come across a pretty robust engine for facilitating blog comments and conversations from users across the web. it’s called disqus (pronounced “discuss”) and i’ve given it control of the comment process. (i hope it’s … Continue reading

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He must capitalize, i must lowercase

you may have noticed that in many places on the site, i do not capitalize much, except for the content of the posts. i would say i do that on purpose as far as titles and such go. i’d have … Continue reading

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what do volunteers need?

this week youth specialties premiered a new video called “the volunteer,” promoting participation by volunteers in their national youth workers conventions in san diego and nashville. i love their desire to pour into the unpaid ministry workers who pour into … Continue reading

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the summer of their lives

A little over three years ago, my wife and I sat in a booth at Red Robin with our middle school pastor. After treating us to dessert, he asked us if we would consider becoming “6th grade specialists” after that … Continue reading

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