All the Good News

all the good news

Reflecting on the close of 2018, this C. S. Lewis quote comes to mind, “There are far better things ahead, than anything we leave behind.” If you watch the news, follow social media, or plug into the Twitter-sphere you would think everything in our world was going to hell; that  bad news is everywhere. Even […]

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Thanksgiving thoughts 2018


  I get nostalgic around Thanksgiving. This year finds me thinking back to my childhood on the mission field in the Middle East. Those were dangerous times. We were evacuated three times amid gunfire and threats, my Dad was arrested in Iraq, and he was even kidnapped by Palestinians. We had to leave this missional […]

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6 Ways to Improve Your Youth Ministry Assessment

Assessment should be more Fitbit than report card Click To Tweet There was a moment of silence as these words hovered over a room full of youth ministry leaders and experts. Thinking about assessment isn’t always easy, but it is necessary. Knowing that nearly 60% of young people who grow up in Christian churches walk […]

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Planning for agility

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. -Dwight D. Eisenhower We send our entire organization a Daily Drucker insight to spur thought, conversation, and ensure we are on the same page with planning and execution of our mission and vision. Recently it included timely and timeless […]

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Chris Pratt’s MTV Generation award speech

While accepting MTV’s Generation Award, Chris Pratt shared an unexpected message from an unlikely stage. “Being the Generation Award I’m going to cut to the chase and I’m going to speak to you, the next generation, OK?  I accept the responsibility as your elder,” Pratt said. He shared 9 rules for living. While a few […]

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