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How to Focus on People not Programs

We place a high value on programs. We focus a lot of our energy on church programs, camps, retreats, worship services, and many other things that keep us occupied at church. While these things aren’t bad things, they can become bad if they become our focus. We...

5 Lessons from Apple

Last week, Steve Jobs held a presentation for Apple to announce some new stuff they were to offer, including a movie store on iTunes and upgrades to the iPods. He also gave a sneak peek of something they are working on for next year. Whether you’re a Mac or PC...

Discipleship is Not

I’m working on a project that involves a lot of thinking about discipleship. When we say the word “discipleship,” we all think of something different. Here’s a little of what I think discipleship is not. When I say it is NOT these things, I...

Thoughts on Spiritual Formation

I recently re-read the chapter about the Spiritual Formation of Adolescents in The Christian Educator’s Handbook on Spiritual Formation. It’s a pretty good chapter, and here are some of the things I gleaned from it. “Christ did not come merely to...

MTV turns 25

I can remember that my youth pastor would watch MTV to be in touch with youth culture. That was fifteen years ago. Well, MTV turns 25 tomorrow, and here’s a look at six ways it has helped contribute to an ever-changing youth culture, in my opinion. Stick it to...