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Class – “Authentic” Youth Ministry

I came from an unconventional background, and I lived an unconventional life and did unconventional ministry. I was an unconventional child, much to the concern of my very conventional parents. I tried to re-bury worms when it rained one day…

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Youth Pastor or Youth Director?

Youth Pastor or Youth Director? A few years ago, I noticed a big change in youth ministry. It came on the heels of – or maybe part of – a package deal with megachurch, purpose driven and seeker friendly methods…

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A Letter to the Church-Wounded in “Exile”

A Letter to the Church-Wounded in “Exile”; This is a very sensitive message, one I hope to convey with a heart of humility and grace, one I pray will bring a little healing to those who are hurting for reasons…

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The Progressive Disease of Spiritual Deception in Our Time

There was a time when ideas like yoga or eastern meditation in the church were only associated with Christ Science churches, Universalist Churches, and a few spurious non-biblical fringe places. In a few scant decades, the walls have been so…

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Oopsie!

“Oopsie!” I think if the church stopped labeling things mistakes and called them sins (which we are all guilty of) we could lead people to repentance – the cure at the Cross. By calling sins “mistakes” it implies that we…

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As Above, So Below – Why It Matters

As Above, So Below – Why It Matters I did not really understand the spiritual nature of this crisis until I was confronted with the paraphrase, The Message , by Eugene Peterson. Peterson’s “Bible” was very tinged with terms very prone…

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Snares in Ministry

SNARES IN MINISTRY There are five little-spoken-of snares for anyone called of God: The obsession with numbers – “numbering the people. (1 Samuel 24:10) The kingdom work is “not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the…

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Pokè No

A number of years ago, I was engaged in a sustained and difficult battle across this nation to deal with what was, at the time, a near epidemic outbreak of occult crimes and crimes against children. We spent nearly twenty…

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ABOUT CONDEMNATION

            ABOUT CONDEMNATION Every believer will at some time feel the harsh breath of the enemy when they are vulnerable, and even more so when they fail in some area: most often, the harsh control…

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The Halloween Compromise

I do not, I cannot compromise on the issue of Halloween. And I am genuinely stunned at the extent to which most Christians do. I know many godly, wonderful Christians who are Christlike in nearly every way in their lives…

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