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Should churches have open meetings?


Long-time youth worker Titus Benson has gotten himself entangled in a mess. There were sexual misconduct allegations in the congregation, the church leaders allegedly tried to deal with it privately, and from what I can tell… the more Titus tried to step in and help the more trouble he found himself in. This post isn’t about that particular […]

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I know what you’re thinking. You saw the title “Transitions” and you instantly thought… “Holy crap, Adam is transitioning?” Nope. And I didn’t buy those transitions lenses for my glasses that adjust to the sunlight either. In the past year or so I’ve really started to think of the youth ministry tribe as a people […]

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Cool Church


“You can’t make yourself cool. You can’t buy cool. You’re either cool or you aren’t. The harder you try to be cool, the more you look like a dork.” I don’t know if someone told me that in 9th grade or if it’s from an episode of Saved by the Bell or maybe it was […]

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Looking for Help in the Wrong Direction


Pastors have an infatuation with the business world. I’m not exactly sure where it comes from but it is unhealthy. Perhaps it’s because church hierarchies tend to favor business people on boards and committees and eventually they give in to the way business people think? Or perhaps it’s kind of an Oedipus or Freudian thing with pastors […]

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