Category Archives: Theology


Spiritual Warfare

  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. (Ephesians 6:12 NET) Reality Spiritual warfare is … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 3)

In the past two days’ I’ve covered 6 other Roles: (links below) Tuesday we talked about Culture, Community and Construction and Wednesday we talked about Evaluation, Engagement and Enterprise. Roles When entering a church, it’s important for you to understand … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 2)

Enterprise Enterprise is about your sense of adventure, your ability to cast vision and your passion to bring it to fruition. Adventure How do you see things in the world. Can you imagine and play with possibilities in your mind … Continue reading

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9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 1)

Starting a Youth Ministry This series is going to focus on the things required, whether a rookie or a veteran, to start a healthy youth ministry. Some of these are rather simple, yet others are rather complex. This 3 part … Continue reading

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Beloved on Valentines Day in Song of Solomon

Song of Songs Been reading Song of Songs (or Solomon) lately. There are several things that jump out at me. Most vividly is the discourse between Solomon and His Beloved. This Song is also of one between God and His … Continue reading

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Developing your Youth Pastor’s Heart SYM Podcast!

SYM Podcast Aaron Crumbley of http://www.yoacblog.com, Kurt Johnston of http://www.juniorhighministry.com and Jason Carson team up to provide some great material on caring for your youth group. Get engaged and beyond the stereotypical overrushed youth pastor and get into the hearts … Continue reading

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Theology of Marriage

My sister is getting married today, found this in my seminary papers, posting here in their honor. The pastoral care giver is often asked counsel to married people around them and premarital counseling practice.  I want to share a brief … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shrewd

  Shrewd:Daring to Live the Startling Command of Jesus by Rick Lawrence is the second of Rick’s Jesus-Centered books where he dives deep into a little known/followed edict of Christ.  The first one was Sifted and it’s review is here. … Continue reading

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Seek God and You Shall Live

    Amos 5:4 ¶ For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel,                                   “Seek Me that you may live.”   At … Continue reading

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True Confessions of a Youth Worker: Complete Inadequacy

I think it started during the SYMC general session at the end of Ruth Halley Barton’s talk.  We were encouraged to pray a prayer which I have in full in an earlier post.  I started to feel something about my … Continue reading

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