5 things you CAN control

Right before I went into full-time youth ministry one of my mentors shared this truth with me over coffee. Sometimes people are going to come to you and complain about the stupidest stuff you can imagine. Understand that when that happens, it isn’t you, it’s them. They likely have an area of their life that…… Continue reading 5 things you CAN control

Infantilization and deinfantilization of adolescence, part 1

In the last year I read and was deeply disturbed by the book, Teen 2.0. If you are going to read a book in 2011, make it that one. It shook me. One of the primary things that Epstein brought up in the book and has dramatically impacted my view of youth ministry is the…… Continue reading Infantilization and deinfantilization of adolescence, part 1