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Archive for the ‘theology’ Category

pulling back the curtain • part three

March 27, 2008

finding our way forward with students and their families is going to take knowing the cultural landscape, understanding our theological “rocks” that are non-negotiable and then making intelligent choices based on those two things. the cultural landscape of students these points are based on the research of chap clark in his book “hurt” we may […]

peace on the pier

March 6, 2008

tonight i needed some peace after a very long and hard day. we dug into what practical theology is all about by learning how to use a theological grid. basically you take an issue or problem and then do “research” about what the bible teaches, how cultural and psychological factors influence your findings and then […]

renewing the mind

March 4, 2008

my mind is in need of much renewal right now.  i think you can retrain it, i think an old dog can learn new tricks, but it just takes determination and focus.  some of the ways i need to start renewing things are… theological and biblical evaluation of everything being a skeptic when it comes […]

smoke and mirrors follow-up

January 24, 2008

walt mueller was great last night talking about the affects and worldview that comes from mass marketing and advertising. even with the all the snow, church cancellations and tv weather doomsday forecasts, we had 170 people show up to hear him.  sweet! as with every time i’ve had the privilege to hear him speak, i […]

thinking about conversion

January 8, 2008

i’m not much of a theologian, but after reading some of the articles and comments about the young life “non-negotiables” list it got me to thinking about the whole process of conversion. we are we talking about and trying to accomplish when we are dealing with conversion in youth ministry? is how we incorporate conversion […]