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Project 365: Day 91 Creative time

I got a lot of productive work done today, scholarship essays and other legwork, but I also carved out an hour to go to my happy place, my painting table. I painted and got my hands sticky with gel … [Read more...]

Project 365: Day 91 Creative time

I got a lot of productive work done today, scholarship essays and other legwork, but I also carved out an hour to go to my happy place, my painting table. I painted and got my hands sticky with gel … [Read more...]

6 Quick Ways to Get the Most From a Conference

So I am heading to the National Youth Workers Conference today in Nashville!  I absolutely love conferences.  They are a great time to get away, be around one of my tribes and explore my vocation in … [Read more...]

You Need Another Office!

My office looks a little different on Thursdays. It is a warm space with worn wooden tables, big open windows and the permeating smell of espresso and coffee.  It is not a quiet place, but I find it … [Read more...]

Rob Bell | Drops Like Stars

I was/is a big fan on Rob Bell’s Drop Like Stars hard cover book with its artistic design weaved into the message. This is Rob’s Drop Like Stars road show that went on tour. He covers some … [Read more...]

The Songs I Walk With

I was thinking yesterday what it might be like to do a sermon or testimony based solely on the songs that speak to and walk with you during stages of your life and faith walk. Well, I don’t … [Read more...]

Dr. John Milbank on Politics, being Anglican, and Radical Orthodoxy

An interesting venue for an interview with Dr. John Milbank, who is known for his work in “Radical Orthodoxy“, is interviewed while on a trip to Russia. The conversation has quite a bit of … [Read more...]

Kenda Creasy Dean on the state of Young People

I am a fan boy of Kenda Creasy Dean. Guilty! Early on in my youth ministry calling someone gave me the God Bearing Life, which is still valuable teachings. Last winter/spring the C3 Conference had … [Read more...]

Art…

I love that art can be created in any medium...even post-it notes!An artwork consisting of 450,000 post-it notes arranged to form the image of a cycling peloton, is seen on the ceiling of the Les … [Read more...]

Pass It On: Right and Left Brain Visualized by Missouri Institute on Natural Science

Thanks Missouri Institute of Natural Science for being Awesome and making this visualization. The text for the left brain reads: “I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the … [Read more...]

Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl

Was given a preview copy of “Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl” which I had never heard of before. It was a dvd series which made the consumption of it a little more palatable than a book … [Read more...]

What is The Why of Ministry?

I have been pondering this idea of “start with why” for my own ministries then it had me wondering. Does our church even know the ‘why’ of its existence? Sure there are some … [Read more...]

Hendersonville First United Methodist Youth Ministry ReImagine

Youth Photography for Artwork I led Hendersonville First United Methodist Church through a “Re-Imaginging” process of their youth ministry space a few years back. The group came up with an … [Read more...]

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