Ashes, Ashes

“Change your life, not just your clothes. Come back to God, your God. And here’s why: God is kind and merciful. He takes a deep breath, puts up with a lot, the most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe.” Joel 2:13 [The Message] I recently wrote a Lenten reflection for the … Continue reading Ashes, Ashes

God is Doing a Work in Me

I have been a fan of Sara Groves' music for a long time.  I love it when I can listen to an artist's music and feel like that person has been following me around, writing about my life.  This week, her song "Help Me Be New" is echoing exactly what is going on in my … Continue reading God is Doing a Work in Me

Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 2]: Theological Framework

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! The first crucial theological framework for youth ministry is repentance.  The voice of repentance … Continue reading Incarnational Youth Ministry [Part 2]: Theological Framework