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Airbnb for Youth Workers

IDEA: Could we create an airbnb for youth workers?

I’m a big fan of the sharing economy. Services like Airbnb, Über, Craigslist, and Stubhub directly connect people who buy stuff with people who want to develop an interest in business without having to do it full-time. A couple weeks back I had this little Twitter conversation with Mark Matlock, a fellow youth worker who travels […]

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Kayaking, a New Obsession

I don’t even know how to describe this obsession. Which is, I suppose, the definition of an obsession. As the summer began I had a tiny spark of a thought that I needed to find something fun to do that’d get me outside more. I have a personal philosophy of recreation but I had just […]

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Guest post for xxxchurch.com

I’m excited to join the contributor team for the new xxxchurch.com blog. (A ministry with duel purposes. The help people struggling with pornography and they minister to individuals within the porn industry.) Here’s my first post, My Teenager is Making Porn, Uh… Now What?  As a parent you probably want to wring your kid’s neck, […]

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Guest Post at the 30 Hour Famine blog

Check out my latest guest post on the 30 Hour Famine blog, Putting It All Together for the Kingdom. It’s pretty cool if you think about it. For me, it’s a great reminder that we’re not serving the little kingdoms of individual organizations, we’re serving the Kingdom of God. Read the rest

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The Christmas Cows Have Arrived

Over the past couple of years I’ve visited Good Shepherd Orphanage several times. And at each visit, usually as I helped show teams of youth workers around her compound, Sister Mona has told groups about her annual Christmas party. The party is simple… they invite every kid in the neighborhood who wants to come, to […]

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