Timothy's Parents: Don't Be a "But"

Timothy's Parents: Don't Be a "But"

In the New Testament, we learn of a young man who is one of the apostle Paul's closest companions. Paul mentors him, knows his family, even (awkwardly enough) circumcised him!

From the New Testament, we see that Timothy's mother (and grandmother) played an important role in the development of his faith. We also see that Timothy's dad failed to be a significant influence.

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Why My Wife Wasn't Allowed to Be a Cheerleader

Why My Wife Wasn't Allowed to Be a Cheerleader

My wife wasn't allowed to be a cheerleader. Her mom wouldn't allow it. When my wife was younger she always wanted to be a cheerleader. When a boy at school that she had a crush on said that cheerleading wasn't a sport her feelings for him quickly dissipated and turned to rage. Cheerleading was a sport and even if she wasn't allowed to play it she'd defend it. For Halloween one year, her mom bought her a cheerleader uniform and she wore it proudly.

Why couldn't she be a cheerleader?

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3 Reasons Why Youth Ministry Needs Parents More Than Ever

3 Reasons Why Youth Ministry Needs Parents More Than Ever

Culture keeps changing at seemingly faster and faster rates. 25 years ago youth pastors would complain about parents engagement, one in particular admits: "Much of my early years of student ministry was bemoaning the fact that so many church kids would be forced to come to youth group and cause trouble for me and my leaders.  If I only knew how good I had it."

The truth is, we need you. Here's 5 Reasons:

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Yeah, But Will That Work Here?

Yeah, But Will That Work Here?

I know what you were thinking during this Sunday’s message (link here): ”That worked in Asia, but that’s not going to work here in the increasingly post-Christian culture we live in.” Well, maybe you didn’t have “increasingly post-Christian culture” in your mental objection; that sounds like pastor speak. But, I agree and understand. It’s not likely that someone in our culture could lead a movement where 200 churches get started in 3 months or 150,000 churches get started in 10 years.  Of course, we’d never say the Holy Spirit couldn't or won’t do that. But it was an entirely different context where God did this amazing thing. So, I thought I’d share this follow up story that didn’t quite fit in the message on Sunday.

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