Teenagers are Desperate for Good News

One reason youth ministry is flatlining is crappy theology. Kara Powell, executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute, was recently interviewed by Relevant Magazine about the present reality that youth ministry presents a faith students easily walk away from in college. She was asked, “Do you think there are any misunderstandings or misconceptions that contribute to young adults leaving the […]

Economy of Words

Good communicators are aware of an economy of words. Whether its blogging or public speaking or preaching– you must have a constant awareness of how many words your audience is capable of processing in the amount of space/time you have. Too many words and people get overloaded and tune you out. (or navigate to another […]

Nehemiah vs. The American Church

I love the audacity great faith brings. It’s idealistic. It’s over-the-top. It’s incomprehensibly arrogant simplicity. It’s stupid fun to be around. And that’s why I love my church. This little church in the city truly believes they can be instrumental in seeing a new San Diego rise up to be an amazing place to live. […]