Rob Bell on Youth Ministry

Rob Bell is one of the most popular pastor-teachers in America today.  He is best known for his Nooma short films used by churches everywhere.  He was recently interviewed by YouthWorker Journal at a national conference to give us some of his thoughts on youth ministry today.  Here’s the interview originally published on October 2, 2009…

WWJT: What Would Jesus Tweet?

What if we could follow Jesus on Twitter?  This question is asked all the time and is worthy of a good conversation.  I’m glad you can find innumerable articles with similar titles as mine.  Would he give new revelation via Twitter or just quote his own Bible verses daily?  One person was surprised and humored…

BOOK PREVIEW: “Jesus Versus Jehovah” by Greg Boyd

Greg Boyd is involved with some very deep and provocative research and writing at the moment (and always).  He gives us a link to a recently published article entitled “Two ancient (and modern) motivations for ascribing exhaustive definite foreknowledge to God: A historic overview and critical assessment.” If the title is any indication I would…

Sin & Monopoly (Rom 1:18-32)

The book of Romans doesn’t mess around. Paul is shooting straight and going to the heart of things.  Our senior youth group is plowing through portions of Romans this fall and winter.  We’re still bogged down in the swamp of chapter 1 and Paul’s description of the fallen human condition is growing darker verse by…

D’Souza on Life After Death

I am currently teaching a 4-week class on the topic of Heaven with our high school students. What a fascinating and inexhaustible topic to explore!  Among many questions that this raises is ‘What happens immediately upon death?’  Of course, Christians believe the soul lives on beyond the last heart beat and cessation of brain activity….

My Question at Jesus Creed Today

Join the conversation on how to approach Jehovah’s Witnesses when they come to your door at Jesus Creed today.  Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog at Beliefnet.com is ranked the #6 most popular Christian blog, the #1 blog of the emerging church by Technorati and receives nearly 500,000 visitors per month.  Thanks again, Scot.

ALARM CLOCK 11: Everyday is a Fresh Start

Some will still protest, saying: “I tasted the morning coffee only to have it turn bitter in my mouth!  I jumped up at the first breakfast call only to find stale cereal and sour milk waiting on the table!  The sweet song of the morning bird was quickly drowned out by the loud ruckus of…

Teens and Stress

USA TODAY.com News featured a story entitled How Stressed Are Kids?  More Than We Think. I care deeply about the world today’s teens inhabit and the unique challenges they are facing.  To the best of my knowledge and from my own personal observation, the world of teenagers has been changing over the last couple decades…