Ten Top 10 Lists I Don’t Want to See to End 2010

Top 10 places you made out with your smoking hot wife. I know she’s a stone cold fox. But keep your special sauce under wraps, OK? Top 10 iPhone apps you used on the can. There’s a good chance your #1 app while making a #2 is Angry Birds. Oh, the irony. Top 10 Christian…… Continue reading Ten Top 10 Lists I Don’t Want to See to End 2010

5 Ways to Make Soccer More Exciting for Television

Yada. Yada. Yada. There are those who think that soccer is an amazing game for watching on television. But for the other 95.7% of Americans I have five ideas for making it more palatable to the American market. Make goals worth 7 points. We get that. A game that ends in 1-0 seems pointless. But…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Soccer More Exciting for Television

To Kill a Mockingbird

Our house has a mockingbird problem. I want to kill this mockingbird. Harper Lee may have already written this book. But let me tell you that a lobotomy will never do. It is not severe enough. The only acceptable punishment for being a mockingbird is death. See, the mockingbird who calls our yard home, is…… Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird

Is it OK to talk about fasting?

A former student of mine posed a question on the Fast Tuesday groups discussion board that I thought was pretty interesting. I think there are differing opinions about Jesus’ instructions. She said, “Aren’t you supposed to fast in private?” Well done, grasshoper! I always challenged my youth group students to ask clarifying questions and not…… Continue reading Is it OK to talk about fasting?

Statement of the Obvious Headlines

I spend some time every day reading the latest stuff on adolescent research, teen marketing, etc. And sometimes stories pop-up and you think… did someone really think this was a revealing something that a everyone didn’t already know? Here are two recent examples: #1. Teen Brains Damaged by Heavy Marijuana Use — Didn’t this researcher…… Continue reading Statement of the Obvious Headlines