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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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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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