December 28, 2011

Understanding What You're Worth

Need some help navigating the world of marital finances and understanding your worth as a youth worker? Check out this article from YouthMinistry.com: http://bit.ly/rBQE11

December 6, 2011

October 24, 2011

True Love Says No


My wife and I just had an article go up today on RelevantMagazine.com called True Love Says No. It's about being intentional in our relationships and that sometimes one yes leads so having to say many no's. You can check out the article here.

October 9, 2011

Building a Budget Budget

Just posed a blog that is Part 2 of 5 in a series tackling the issue of finances. This post goes through some tips for building a budget for your family.

October 3, 2011

Finding a Job That Fits Your Family

My wife and I just had a new article posted on YouthMinistry.com about how to make family a priority when interviewing for a ministry position.

Check it out here: http://www.youthministry.com/articles/families/finding-job-fits-your-family

September 27, 2011

Starting the Money Conversation

Just started a new series on The Holymess of Marriage. This is the first of five blogs about handeling finances in a marriage. Money can cause a lot of conflict if couples aren't on the same page...this first look provided some good ways to start the conversation.

http://www.holymessofmarriage.com/2011/09/starting-money-conversation.html

September 5, 2011

Being the Church: An Ecclesiological Bible Study for Students

Just had a new article published by Youth Worker Journal in the September/October issue. It tackles the issue of ecclesiology (the study of church) and 6 foundational questions that we and our students should ask about church. "Ensuring our students have a healthy and biblical ecclesiology not only will help them sustain their faith in Christ and involvement in the church during their teenage years, but also into adulthood."

Check it out here: http://www.youthworker.com/youth-ministry-resources-ideas/youth-ministry/11652554/

Combo Review: Hell is a Hot Topic

Got to do a combo review on two new books that recently came out about Hell. One was Erasing Hell by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle and the other was Hell is Real (But I Hate to Admit It)  by Brian Jones.

Check it out here: http://www.youthworker.com/reviews-for-youth-pastors/youth-ministry-books/11655920/

August 22, 2011

The Holymess of Marriage and Ministry

My wife and I have started writing monthly about marriage and ministry for youthministry.com. We did our first article last month which you can check out here:

http://www.youthministry.com/articles/families/holymess-marriage-and-ministry

August 1, 2011

10 Ways to Do Dating Right

New feature up on Relevant. It's an edited version of "Dating 101" that my wife and I wrote for the College Guide. Check it out here: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationship/features/26293-10-ways-to-do-dating-right

July 12, 2011

Look But Don't Lust: Follow Up Thoughts

Recently posted a follow up blog to our recent Relevant article that dealt with the difference between lust and attraction. You can see follow up thoughts here:

http://www.holymessofmarriage.com/2011/07/look-but-dont-lust-follow-up-thoughts.html

June 16, 2011

Sermon 6/12: Understanding Baptism

Click here to download the MP3

Dating 101

New article published in Relevant's 2011-2012 College Guide about surviving dating in college. It covers 10 tips to navigate the scene...granted most of the tips can be applied universally.

Dating 101

June 15, 2011

Look But Don't Lust

New article up on RelevantMagazine.com about dealing with attraction to other people while in a relationship. Check it out:

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationship/blog/25922-look-but-dont-lust

April 10, 2011

Speaking Update

Finally got around to updating the speaking page of the website. Check out by clicking the tab above or by clicking here.

March 20, 2011

Getting (and Keeping) Their Attention

Check out an article that Youth Worker Journal picked up for their website about working with Middle School students. (It was picked up a little ways back but I just found out now...)

March 6, 2011

Published Article: Relevant Magizine

My wife and I just had an article published in the March/April issue of Relevant Magazine. You can grab them at most news stands...or view the electronic version at this link:

www.relevantmagazine.com/digital-issue-50

Our article is entitled "Distorting Love" and you can find it on pages 72-74 of the
                                 digital version (68 in the hard copy).

February 5, 2011

February 4, 2011

Book Review: Consumer Detox by Mark Powley

http://www.youthworker.com/reviews-for-youth-pastors/youth-ministry-books/11645288/

January 22, 2011

Book Review: Teenology by Jim Burns

http://www.youthworker.com/reviews-for-youth-pastors/youth-ministry-books/11643645/