The Serenity Prayer (Part 1 of 3)

By Dwight Lee Wolter.   “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” The Serenity Prayer was conceived in a little stone cottage in Heath, Massachusetts by theologian and professor, Reinhold Niebuhr, around 1932. It was printed on cards and distributed to the troops by the U.S.O. and circulated by the [Read More…]

Real Youth Ministry: More Than Kumbaya Around the Campfire

By David Stevenson Real youth ministry isn’t about making nice. It’s about making waves. It’s more than Kumbaya around the campfire; more than bowling and pizza. It’s spiritual jazz; organic, always evolving, never the same. Real youth ministry isn’t for the faint of heart. Like jazz you have to be open to discovery, surprise. It’s [Read More…]

Are There Pets in Heaven?

A member of our church died and was cremated and then had her ashes blended with the ashes of her dog that had died and was cremated a year earlier. Another member of our church brought his five year old son to see me because the boy had told him that, “more than anything in [Read More…]