June 4.

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook these days. Actually, if I'm being honest, I've become pretty ambivalent about social media on the whole, mostly due to the fact that I have very little control when scrolling through social media over when I will or will not see something that triggers my grief. So, the … Continue reading June 4.

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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy [Infographic]

What are teens sharing on social media? Who are they sharing it with? It may be different from what you think. The folks over at Pew Internet just released the following information on Teens, Social Media, and Privacy. As teachers, youth ministers and parents, it can sometimes be challenging to stay on top of the latest technology … Continue reading Teens, Social Media, and Privacy [Infographic]

Should we really #FitchtheHomeless?

Like most of you, I'm sure, I was quite appalled by the recent press coverage that the popular clothing chain Abercrombie and Fitch only wants the "cool kids" wearing their clothing, and that to ensure that they don't carry larger women's sizes and only hire very attractive people to work in their stores. Even more surprising, … Continue reading Should we really #FitchtheHomeless?

Friday Five: June 3, 2011

Random thoughts from this week: This week I got into my first car accident ever. Thankfully, I have a great insurance agent. Nobody was hurt. Nobody got ticketed since one party fled the scene of the accident. Not really my idea of fun, and the timing certainly wasn't great, seeing as we're getting ready to … Continue reading Friday Five: June 3, 2011

Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 5]: Cultural Factors

This series is adapted from a paper that I wrote for a youth ministry class in Fall 2010.  Posts in this series will appear on Tuesdays for as long as it takes to get through the content in manageable pieces.  Enjoy! In addition to the cultural assumptions about Christianity and the watered-down faith infecting the … Continue reading Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 5]: Cultural Factors