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October 09, 2014
Did You You Know that Dietrich Bonhoeffer Was a Youth Pastor? [Book Week]
Last Friday I was wandering through my old stomping grounds, the National Youth Workers Convention,...
July 15, 2014
Remember Phil Chalmers?
I used to debate Big Phil at the National Youth Workers Convention, at least until...
March 25, 2014
Youth Workers Are Still My People
Above you can watch Jeff Chu deliver one of the two talks at last week's...
March 24, 2014
Some Big News…
Thanks for your patience with my sporadic blogging as I write my book. But I...
March 18, 2014
Is There Such a Thing a Progressive Youth Ministry?
That's the question we're trying to answer this week in Chicago. In a partnership with...
January 20, 2014
Save $50 This Week on Progressive Youth Ministry
This week only, register for Progressive Youth Ministry (before it sells out) and save $50.
November 29, 2013
Save $100 on Black Friday!
This is our best deal ever on Christianity21 and Progressive Youth Ministry. Use the coupon...
August 09, 2013
When I Canceled Sunday School
When I started as the Minister to Youth & Young Adults at Colonial Church in...
August 08, 2013
Why Don’t My Friends Go To Church Anymore? [Guest Post from a Millennial]
Charlie was in my youth group when I was a pastor. He was, hands down,...
August 06, 2013
Postmoderns Have Nothing To Teach Our Children (and other fables)
I just got back from a week at a dude ranch in Colorado. It was...
December 22, 2012
A Parable (That Really Happened)
One day, a youth pastor was summoned to the senior pastor's office, and he was...
November 18, 2012
What I Learned at Youth Specialties: Youth Pastors Want to Talk about Gay Marriage
Please pardon the Sunday post. Usually, I don't post on Sunday and try to keep...
November 15, 2012
On My Return to Youth Specialties
Tomorrow will mark my return to Youth Specialties as a content-provider. And I'm thrilled. My...
November 15, 2012
Teen Won’t Be Confirmed because He Supports Gay Rights
Rose French of the Star Tribune reports: A Catholic priest in northwest Minnesota is refusing...
September 10, 2012
Save $100 at the National Youth Workers Convention
I spoke for 10 straight years at the National Youth Workers Convention, culminating with my...
July 24, 2012
When Youth Ministry Fails
My dear friend, Michael Toy, has a heart-rending post about his son's experience at church....
May 19, 2012
Interested in a Postmodern Youth Ministry Conference?
John Vest is. If you're interested, please let him know: I’m thinking quite seriously about...
April 09, 2012
Youth Pastors Agree: Church Is So Whack
HT: Christian Nightmares
February 16, 2012
What to Say to a Gay Kid in Your Youth Group
Rachel Swan has some advice: Q: Say I have a youth group member who has...
November 22, 2011
A Thought About the National Youth Workers Convention (#NYWC)
I attended the National Youth Workers Convention over the weekend in Atlanta. I've been going...
November 18, 2011
Youth Ministry Round-Up
Here's some stuff going on in the youth ministry world that is of note: The...
November 08, 2011
Save $50 on the Princeton Youth Ministry Forum
The Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry is one of the premier gatherings in field. In...
October 27, 2011
Who’s To Blame for the Emerging Church Movement (Hint: Evangelicals)
I had the good fortune of presenting a paper last weekend at the Association of...
September 29, 2011
But How Do We Know He Didn’t Pray?
Facing a lawsuit, teachers at a couple Tennessee high schools joined with students for singing...
September 24, 2011
Women in (Youth) Ministry
The Burner Blog has posted an anonymous letter from a youth pastor who wonders if...
August 29, 2011
The Confession of a Former Youth Pastor
As I was biking to and from work last Friday, I listened to an excellent...
August 04, 2011
Hear Me Talk Some Youth Ministry
Robbie MacKenzie interviewed me this week for his video podcast. Here it is:
July 30, 2011
BREAKING: Video Footage of Luther Calling the Pope the Anti-Christ
Here's a follow-up to yesterday's post:
May 13, 2011
Willow the Wiccan and Sid the Satanist
Those of us involved in youth ministry are well-aware of Dare 2 Share, the ministry...
April 15, 2011
Andy Root Takes on re:form
Lately on his "Live Blog" (aka, podcast) Andy Root has been having on guests to...
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