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Simple is Good

Watching Restaurant Wars on TV I saw two groups battling it out to win their very own restaurant.  They had 24 hours to make a menu, construct a dining area, and execute a plan that would turn the judges heads … Continue reading

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“Wal-Mart People”

Perhaps you’ve come across one of the newest (yet oldest) viral videos: Its a montage of the people of WalMart, you know those individuals caught shopping at Walmart, that are supposed to make you smile, laugh, chuckle at them.  Perhaps … Continue reading

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Youth Worker Devotions: Your Purpose!

Finding a Target Without a vision for your life, you are up a creek without a paddle… (Prov 29:18).  When you look at your life are you seeing a good target or are you getting bounced and blown by every … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Volunteer to Leader Dialogue

Doug Fields recently blogged on his site www.dougfields.com. His thoughts on being a volunteer and reflecting on a leader who needs staffing vs a leader cultivating other leaders.  The following paragraph caught my mind and heart: The question I like … Continue reading

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Blogger Ethnography Results (Part 4) Implications for Ministry

Implications for Ministry: Those looking to blog to youth ministers would benefit from these following tips: Readers expect short blogs, these normally range from 500-700 words. The norm for blogging is 2-5 times per week.   Spamming on twitter or facebook … Continue reading

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Blogger Ethnography Results (Part 3) BAD Habits

  While there were many good things blog writers and readers said they liked blogging about, it appears that everyone agreed on bad blogging habits. Ripping off someones material.  (Hat Tip or not) Taking peoples ideas wholesale without linking back … Continue reading

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Blogger Ethnography Results (Part 2) Good Habits

The survey demonstrated that readers and writers agreed that Tuesdays and Thursdays were the best days to blog. Almost all blog writers reported not blogging any during the weekends due to the lack of the pageviews. Best Blog Habits: Consistency, … Continue reading

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Blogger Ethnography Results (Part 1) Intro

Last month I ran a survey about blog habits of youth workers who read and/or write blogs, over the course of the next week I’m going to share some of the results of my study: Blogger information: There seemed to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jesus Creed for Students

I read the original Jesus Creed by McKnight a few years ago as a student in the Gospels and Acts course at Denver Seminary.  So, I am familiar with McKnight’s prose and thoughts on this subject on a more in-depth … Continue reading

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I Wanna Hit Baseballs

Mr. Baseball has to be one of my all time favorite movies.  One part of this movie caught my mind the other day and it explains where I am in life right now.   See, Tom Selleck, was in the … Continue reading

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