The Church and Halloween: How Should We Respond?

October 31st 2013 5 comments so far  

file9251291040084Halloween is awesome, and I enjoy it now almost as much as I did when I was a little tyke. When I was four or five, I was Aladdin and I was set on being as true to character as I could. I told my mom in no uncertain terms that I didn’t care how cold it was outside; the real Aladdin did not wear a sweater. That trend continued when I dressed up as an Angry Bird last year, with authentic game …

Reason #2 – Teens and twenty-somethings experience of Christianity is shallow.

May 10th 2013 No comments yet  

Six ReasonsOut of the young adults polled in the Barna Group study, 31 percent expressed the opinion that church is boring. In a microwave-ready, instant download society, this perception is likely with anyone under the age of 30. It’s simply how most of us have grown up. What is more disturbing is that 23 percent of those polled felt “the Bible is not taught clearly or often enough,” while 20 percent said God seems missing from their experience of church.

A youngin’s perspective:

While trying …

On Your Mark, Get Set… Run the Race

June 15th 2012 No comments yet  

 I’ve had the privilege of volunteering with the fifth and sixth graders of Junction 56 this week at VBS 2012: The Race is On. I must be allowed to brag about this ministry for a moment! The depth of the teaching, as well as the receptiveness of the students, has blown me away this week. Pastor Joe and all of the volunteers are so intentional about teaching the kids to take ownership and responsibility for growing in their walk with …

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