After preaching at a church recently I had an older woman come up to me to thank me for my sermon. She was visiting from out-of-town and this was the second Sunday she had heard me preach. She started to complain about the permissiveness of adolescent culture, the increasing pregnancy rates that she was seeing […]
Help support Serve Our Youth Network by purchasing a Community Day coupon booklet which can be used at Younker’s, Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, or Herberger’s on Saturday, November 10, 2007. The booklets cost $5 (which goes directly to SOY) – checks can be made to Serve Our Youth Network. By purchasing a booklet […]
Hey I want to give props to my sister, Stephanie Bartels. As some of you may know she cuts & colors hair for a living. She has changed locations and I wanted to make you aware. Go see her new location: Shear Gallery Salon5051 E. University Ave.Studio 107Pleasant Hill, IA 50327(next to 5 & Diner)(515) […]
Some good news for the Governor Huckabee. He continues to have positive momentum. New insider Advantage polls show Mike Huckabee rising: Iowa Romney – 24% Giuliani – 16% Huckabee – 13% Thompson – 13% McCain – 10% (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/insider_advantage/iowa_gop_oct.html) South Carolina Thompson – 21% Giuliani – 16% Romney – 16% McCain – 16% Huckabee – 11% […]
Check out this video clip from the movie “Saved” with Mandy Moore. (HT: Dan Kimball for the video) Obviously exaggerated, but sometimes I wonder how many times we do more harm than good at our attempts at evangelism. I remember when I was a freshman at Hoover High School, my twin brother and I just […]
…about this. I guess this church thinks it is evil to take an anti-depressant. I wonder if Jesus is somebody’s Ritalin as well? Not by looking at some of the junior high boys I’ve worked with in my past. Just a word of advice for my readers who attend church – if any of you […]
My friend Eric embedded this video on our team blog. I liked it – it sums up Mike Huckabee pretty well, and has a lot of great clips. I thought I would share it here too. Technorati Tags: Mike Huckabee, Presidential Race ’08 Powered by ScribeFire.
Does this t-shirt bother anybody else? Jesus is not an easy button! This mentality feeds into the notion that Jesus is some bubble gum dispenser. We already live in a culture that wants instant gratification, and things like that feed into it. Anyway, I’d love to read your thoughts. Technorati Tags: Consumerism, Christian ClothingPowered by […]
I attended Valley Church’s Vision Night (congregational annual meeting) last night. I’ve been to almost all of the vision nights since becoming a member there. I’ve taken part in other congregational meetings before, but none have had the spirit that I see at Valley. I walked in and found some friends from my ABF, one […]
Mike Huckabee held a live webcast conference where he entertained questions from mainstream media, bloggers, and ordinary citizens who joined in. I thought I would post the video from that here. Technorati Tags: Mike Huckabee, Presidential Race ’08 Powered by ScribeFire.
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I blogged earlier about the headaches I have had, and my experience getting an MRI. Well, my doctor called last night and the MRI shows I do in fact have a brain (shocking I know), and more importantly that nothing serious is going on. She said they could see some “old spots” where I have […]
Fridays are for funny videos, and I found an enlightening documentary in that treasure trove called YouTube on the true history of youth ministry. Enjoy. Technorati Tags: Youth Ministry, Funny Videos Powered by ScribeFire.
Scriptorium Daily is a regular blog read for me, and I just finished reading a great post by J.P. Moreland, who is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, on “What Did Jesus Believe About Scripture?” Take some time and check it out. Technorati Tags: JP Moreland, Biblical […]
I don’t agree with Susan Estrich on much, but I found my self shaking my head in agreement with this op-ed piece on the Fox News website. We need to protect our daughters’ innocence. I have mentioned on this blog before my daughters Kelvey and Lily dance. When we first started Kelvey dancing in Valparaiso, […]
These are the Starz Bunnies, they do 30 second parodies of movies. I had a link to one e-mailed to me today for “The Grudge”. It was funny, but not appropriate to put on my blog. This is one they did for Star Wars.