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Yik Yak Threats Are a Bad Idea


CBS News 8 – San Diego, CA News Station – KFMB Channel 8 [Link to the above video – I appear in a phone interview talking about the situation at Torrey Pines High School and Yik Yak, in general.] Yik Yak has a problem. The harder they try to market themselves as an app for college […]

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A Leg to Stand On


Our high school small groups have a confidentiality rule. So I can’t get into the specifics of what happened last night, but I want to share something that happened last night in general terms. Brian, our high school pastor, kicked it off by asking one of our college-aged volunteers to come up and share a conversation they’d […]

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Hump Day Realities


You know it’s only Wednesday when… Kristen put her morning coffee in a travel mug so she could drink coffee in the shower. I put the half & half in the kitchen cupboard where the cups go. Breathe in, breathe out. The weekend is coming. 

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Start-up Success: Big Heart, Big Ears, Tiny Head


The Youth Cartel is my second start-up. My first, Youth Ministry Exchange, had acquisition in its DNA from it’s day one. Launched in 2005 and sold in 2008 we wanted to acquire as many users as possible, as quickly as possible. We wanted as much activity as we could get, as quickly as possible. The “why” of […]

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Haiti Vision Trip 2015


I made my first trip to Haiti in February 2010, shortly after the earthquake that devastated much of Port-au-prince and it’s sister city Carrefour. In that first trip, amidst all of the devastation and loss of life, my life was forever changed by the undeniable sense that God was at work in Haiti’s darkest hour. […]

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