The Changing Landscape of Youth Ministry

The increasingly complex intricacies of doing ministry in a post-modern, post-Christian reality have completely changed the context in which we minister to children and youth today. Consider some of these challenges: Non-traditional family structures Family fragmentation Lower rates of Christian affiliation Plummeting church attendance Decreasing Scripture engagement Increasing pace of cultural change Decreased biblical literacy […]

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What we CAN do for Modern-Day Refugees

The daily news cycle drives us face to face with the plight of millions of refugees seeking to escape conflict in Iraq and Syria. These realities hit home for me since I grew up with my missionary parents in the Middle East. We experienced firsthand the ravages of war, being evacuated several times and finally […]

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Drucker for Young Influencers

Millennials now make up the largest portion of the American workforce. (Chart: Pew Research Center)[1] And it’s worth noting that, with 90 million volunteers, America’s largest employer is non-profit institutions. While non-profits don’t have a conventional bottom line, management philosophy is as key for charitable organizations as it is for businesses. We must steward our […]

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The New Cuban Crisis

I happened to be in Cuba at the same time as President Obama a few weeks ago and the Rolling Stones showed up last week. These guys just keep following me around! Cuba, with its “slow roll” opening is the new hot destination. In 25 years of traveling to the island I have never seen so many tourists. Inevitably […]

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