The Pursuit of Power in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for LoveThyNerd. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. SPOILER WARNING: This post contains spoilers for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Do not read if you have not seen this episode and do not want it to be spoiled for you! What … Continue reading The Pursuit of Power in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode 4

How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team

I need more volunteer leaders! Haven't we all been there in ministry? I frequently see questions about recruiting in my various youth ministry communities. Questions like: How do I build a team? How do I get more people to join our team? How to I get the right people on our team? How do I … Continue reading How to Recruit a Great Student Ministry Team

COVID-19 Reflections: One Year Later

We've officially been in a global pandemic for a year. So today, I thought I would share a few thoughts and reflections as I think back to this last year. [Disclaimer: Some countries were experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic before we were in the United States, meaning they have been enduring this for … Continue reading COVID-19 Reflections: One Year Later

5 Youth Ministry Fixtures that Need to Die by 2025

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Youth Specialties. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. Youth ministry does not have a deep history. While some historians point to its mid-19th century roots, modern youth ministry really started in the 1940s. Over the years, we have seen many … Continue reading 5 Youth Ministry Fixtures that Need to Die by 2025

Restless Restoration in “The Siege” (The Mandalorian – Chapter 12)

Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for LoveThyNerd. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece. SPOILER WARNING: This post contains spoilers for The Mandalorian. Do not read if you have not seen this episode and do not want it to be spoiled for you! The Razor Crest was severely … Continue reading Restless Restoration in “The Siege” (The Mandalorian – Chapter 12)

How to: Amazing Race at Your Church

I am a huge fan of The Amazing Race. My wife and I have talked about applying for many years, but we've never actually tried signing up (yet). It's such a great idea for a game, filled with physical challenges, mental puzzles, and teamwork. But what does it look like to put on your own … Continue reading How to: Amazing Race at Your Church