“I’m always going to be an alcoholic addict.” – Tara Conner, Miss USA I find that I am often plagued by my addiction to alcoholics too. I just can’t get enough of them. So point me to the closest AA meeting and hook me up!
James Cameron’s documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” that is airing this Sunday on the Discovery Channel is causing quite a stir in the blogosphere. A lot of great arguments have been made against this documentary, so I won’t add to it. Rather I’ll point you to a few good posts about this subject. Dr. […]
I am now using GoodSearch.com to search the Internet. Every time that you do a search using Good Search you can help support Serve Our Youth Network. When you go to Good Search, just enter your charity, Serve Our Youth Network (please), and click verify (you only have to do that once), and then search […]
I recently got an account with Google Analytics. You can receive a wealth of information about your blog or website. For the month of February (starting on 2/17 when I signed up). This blog has seen visitors from: The United Kingdom, Republic of Korea (South Korea), China, India, Turkey, Australia and of course the United […]
I wonder how “pro-choice” the pro-abortion crowd would view this story?
A post on Hot Air talks about James Cameron’s documentary that “debunks” the empty tomb. The resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith, so much so that the Apostle Paul said: Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? […]
In today’s Christian Post there was an article about a federal judge throwing out suit brought by parents opposed to gay classrooms talks. A federal judge on Friday threw out a lawsuit filed by parents who objected to discussions of gay families in their children’s classrooms, ruling the parents do not have the right to […]
I just finished reading an op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune on this subject and wanted to know your thoughts. Not that long ago I was definitely against, but now I’m not so sure. I do want to make it clear that I am against legalizing marijuana for recreational use, but if there is a […]
There are a variety of answers, I can definitely tell you what one doesn’t look like – stagnent, divided, liberal, inwardly focused, etc. Check out BuildingChurchLeaders.com as they interviewed a number of church leaders regarding their opinion. I would like to point out that healthy does not mean perfect. I like the quote, and unfortunately […]
Middle School Ministry is a real challenge. What to do with it, how do we treat these kids. Run a 6th – 8th grade ministry? Do 5th-6th grade and a 7th – 8th grade? Some school districts & churches have middle school as 7th – 9th grade and high school as 10th -12th grade. The […]
The Christian Post reported that the Iowa High School Athletic Association will not allow wrestlers have ash on their forehead since the state tournament started on Ash Wednesday. The story just mentioned Catholic wrestlers, but would include other denominations as well since I know other denominations practice this as well (like the United Methodist church […]
I wanted to share with an update about the “Stem Cell Research and Initatives” bill. HF 287/SF 162 did pass in the Iowa House 51-47, and will be signed into law by Governor Chet Culver. This bill overturns the 2002 ban on human cloning (Iowa Code 707B) that banned both theraputic cloning & reproductive cloning. […]
Kelvey has been in band this year at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, she is taking band and technology there as a supplement to the home educating we are doing. The 5th grade band played on Friday, so we had a chance to see how they progressed. They weren’t too bad, my ears were not bleeding […]
The Iowa House is now debating HF 287 – “the stem cell research and initiatives” bill. This is the House version of SF 115 (now SF 162), which I blogged on, that narrowly passed through the Iowa Senate 26-24. I have contacted my Representative Kevin McCarthy, as well as various House leadership. Speaker Pat Murphy […]
The ministry that I work for has served the kids at Polk County Youth Services since its inception. The youth shelter that PCYS runs has some pressing needs, basically clothing & groups to host birthday parties. So if you live in the Des Moines Metro/Central Iowa area and would like to learn more please go […]
Greg Stier, the president of Dare 2 Share Ministries in Arvada, CO wrote a column for the Christian Post today about “Why Evanglism Doesn’t Work Anymore.” What do you think? I believe often times it is the Great Omission in the Church, not just with teenagers, but with adults too. People simply don’t feel like […]