Have you seen it? Youtube has been burning up with Norwegian artist Ylvis’ hit “The Fox”. It’s quirky and laugh-out-loud funny — well… if you like that kind of humor. And it’s catchy. Maybe TOO catchy. Think of it as the new “Gangnam Style” a la PSY. A big thanks to Youth Leader Stash for sharing […]
When I walked away from the church into the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community, it was because I felt like they offered a more appealing, better-tasting, longer-lasting love. At church, I couldn’t wrestle with my sexual identity because of the shame and fear of rejection. But the LGBT community offered something different. They never […]
I love to find media that moves people when I’m teaching or preaching. If I can get you to laugh or cry or be moved in some way emotionally, there’s a better chance that you’ll remember what I’m trying to communicate. This 10-minute video, “A Letter From Fred”, would be a great video to share to […]
Have you ever seen the movie, “Mr. Holland’s Opus”? I had forgotten about it until just recently when I ran across a clip online. Here’s a scene where, Mr. Holland, a high school music teacher with big dreams, helps a student struggling to play the clarinet… And the emotional and moving final scene… My favorite […]
I was checking out Levi the Poet today because he’s gonna be a speaker at a youth retreat I’m taking students to next month. Seems like a pretty cool dude. Visit his web site here.
Today I would like to start a series in a different way. Below is a blog post one of my students wrote a few weeks ago. It’s a thought provoking look into popular “nice” culture. Go ahead, give it a read. Go on now! – Derick Brown Are You A Moralist? By Shelby Reid Do not love […]
You already know that we’re fans of the Sticky Faith movement. Now comes the Sticky Faith Launch Kit. We think it will change not only your ministry, but also your entire approach to leadership. See stickyfaithlaunchkit.org for details and to order.
Marah Lidey is the Digital Engagement Manager for DoSomething.org, the largest organization for teens and social change – with one of the largest SMS subscriber lists in the non-profit industry. Marah and the Digital Engagement team are responsible for understanding how young people (ages 13-25) think and for creating effective digital strategy, content and data analysis to […]
This is a FREE resource you can pass on to parents, use for yourself as a topical study guide or even as a base for student ministry message content. The story behind it: Senior pastor, Roland Boyce, started writing a book on topics and tough questions he wish he could have had a resource for […]