Monthly Archives : January 2011

Stressed

Stressed

What is it that causes a teen to change from someone who seems to have it all together one moment into someone screaming for help in the next? What’s causing the stress and why the emotional response? Continue reading

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Snark, Crackle, Pop: Academic Cheating

Snark, Crackle, Pop: Academic Cheating

Recently there have been several pieces in the media that relate back to academic cheating and plagiarism, a topic I feel I don’t address nearly enough with my students. Continue reading

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Skit: Trusting Jesus

Skit: Trusting Jesus

Three monologues by three separate people. The first monologue is on trusting Jesus even when we have doubts. The second monologue is on trusting Jesus in times of indecision. The third monologue is on trusting Jesus when our lives are filled with anxiety. Continue reading

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Souls in Transition, part 1

Dr Christian Smith, author of “Souls in Transition; The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults” shares the findings of his National Study of Youth and Religion. Continue reading

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Servin’ Lovin’ Praisin’: Ideas for the Cross

Servin’ Lovin’ Praisin’: Ideas for the Cross

It is so important to remember that as church workers, we should always focus on the message of the cross. Here are some ideas of ways you can do that. Continue reading

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Betwixt: What Keeps Me Going?

Betwixt: What Keeps Me Going?

Sometimes my job can drive me absolutely bonkers. Can anyone else relate? Continue reading

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Game: Chocolate-Coated Challenge

Game: Chocolate-Coated Challenge

Type/Purpose: Community Builder, Food/Messy Continue reading

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Questions for God: Is it okay that I feel awkward when I talk about God?

Jesus liked to talk in parables…many times he talked to farmers and so he used examples from agriculture. He spoke in a way in which they understood. I’ve paraphrased his parable of The Sower from Matthew 13:3-8, with a young…

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On Campus: I Love College

On Campus: I Love College

On a Secular Campus Even if we did get a little bit too drunk Time isn’t wasted when you’re getting wasted These are some lyrics from the song, “I Love College”, a somewhat popular song by Asher Roth. A friend…

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Book Review: Emerging Adulthood

Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties by Jeffrey Jensen Young people are different today that young people in other generations. Young people today are similar to young people in other generations. I think that…

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