DREAM Act & Youth Ministry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1AqqZW4-Wg Everywhere I’ve done youth ministry I’ve met undocumented students. (Chicago, Northern California, Suburban Detroit, and here in City Heights) But it wasn’t until I started doing youth ministry here in City Heights that I truly started to understand the difficulty they had in furthering their education and starting their own American Dream. Think of…… Continue reading DREAM Act & Youth Ministry

Have you declared independence?

There is something in our DNA as Americans which is completely antithetical to the life Jesus calls us to live. It is our staunch, stubborn, streak for independence. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking the time to celebrate our nations independence from England. But let’s not get too caught up in it. As followers of…… Continue reading Have you declared independence?

The Baby-god Myth, part four

In part four of this series, I’ll offer some conclusions and solutions for reversing the trend of deifying our children. To catch up on the series, check out part one, two, and three. Where do we go from here? This is the important question. Hopefully you’ve read through this series and reflected on the situation,…… Continue reading The Baby-god Myth, part four

Success and the American Dream

Have you ever noticed that people who have reached the pinnacle, the elusive American Dream, are actually miserable? “That’s just a Hollywood cliche.” Really? Think about your own interaction with highly successful people… I don’t think it’s a cliche. There are just as many miserable successful people as there are unsuccessful people. Here are some…… Continue reading Success and the American Dream