Monthly Archives : February 2007

The Power of the Modern Parable

The Power of the Modern Parable

It may be difficult to figure out when or why to use media. One simple rule-of-thumb is to use your media just as Jesus used his parables… Continue reading

0 Comments / 45 View / February 6, 2007

Skit: When Will Worship Start?

Skit: When Will Worship Start?

This skit offers a humorous look at the well-known “Holy Howdy” practiced by many churches the nation over. It’s harmless enough, but what happens when it gets out of control? Check it out. Continue reading

1 Comment / 1747 View / February 1, 2007

Skit: The Bad Day

Skit: The Bad Day

Bad circumstances can ruin a perfect day–or our hope in Christ can give us joy that lasts despite what the world throws at us. In this skit Mr. Higginsdorf gets everything thrown at him, including a law suit, itchy red spots, a dead cat, and a jail sentence. What will he throw back? Continue reading

2 Comments / 2955 View / February 1, 2007

Skit: Sitting on a Log

Skit: Sitting on a Log

This short dialogue skit points to themes of personal witness. You don’t have to cross the ocean to be a missionary; God can use you in your own backyard. Continue reading

0 Comments / 1729 View / February 1, 2007

Girl Talk: What is Best

Girl Talk: What is Best

For those of us who spend the majority of our lives in careful preparation, the story of Mary and Martha strikes a resonant note. This article provides encouragement to the busiest among us to take a moment to sit at the Teacher’s feet. Continue reading

0 Comments / 20 View / February 1, 2007

Family Guy: Stable Patterns in a Chaotic World

Family Guy: Stable Patterns in a Chaotic World

Research study after research study, both secular and Christian, continue to show that the number one influence on teenagers is not TV, peers, or marketing hounds. The number one influence by far in the life of teenagers is their parents. Continue reading

0 Comments / 18 View / February 1, 2007

Veritas: Homosexuality

Veritas: Homosexuality

In this short article, youth contributor Erin Ellerbrock offers insight into how Christian youth might best approach their homosexual peers with the love of Christ Jesus. Continue reading

0 Comments / 46 View / February 1, 2007

The Stride: Finding Your Stride

The Stride: Finding Your Stride

This introduction to our regular column, The Stride, explores running as a metaphor for effective youth programming. Check it out! Continue reading

0 Comments / 25 View / February 1, 2007

Spiritual Counterfeits

Spiritual Counterfeits

In our work today, we encounter hundreds of spiritual counterfeits hidden in the multiple assumptions made by the youth with whom we work. Dr. Russ Moulds provides some perspective on speaking the truth in love to those who have strayed from the confessions in favor of a more worldly view of God. Continue reading

0 Comments / 44 View / February 1, 2007

Review: Contemplative Youth Ministry

Review: Contemplative Youth Ministry

Is Contemplative Youth Ministry a book worth reading? Check out this review and decide for yourself! Continue reading

0 Comments / 60 View / February 1, 2007