Monthly Archives : February 2012

Book Review: The Sunday Lectionary

The Sunday Lectionary: Ritual Word, Paschal Shape by Normand Bonneau I grew up in Lutheran congregations, and most every Sunday I would listen and read along as the pastor or a lector read one or more selected verses from the…

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Servin’ Lovin’ Praisin’: Time to Pray

Servin’ Lovin’ Praisin’: Time to Pray

We can and should do a better job explaining and modeling the importance of prayer. Continue reading

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Teen Jobs

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Teen Jobs

Across the nation, the employment rate has plummeted for teens between the ages of 16 and 19 from 45% employment in 2001 to only 26% in 2011. Continue reading

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Lent Devotion: A Word of Forgiveness

The first words of Jesus on the cross show the extent to which he would go for us. Continue reading

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Apologia: Question Authority – The Fourth Commandment

Apologia: Question Authority – The Fourth Commandment

Respect is no longer something that is given; it must be earned. This mindset is difficult enough to address on its own. When you add corrupt politicians and absent or abusive parents into the mix, teaching the Fourth Commandment in today’s world can become quite a daunting task. Continue reading

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Skit: Today is Not Much Like Yesterday – with ONE Exception

Skit: Today is Not Much Like Yesterday – with ONE Exception

Life is funny. The things we laughed at as teens are long forgotten or coming back into style. The things we thought were oh-so-cool are mocked by our students. So don’t fret–just laugh along. It’s life. Continue reading

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Retreat: Black and White and Shades of Gray

Because we desire the simplicity of being able to view life’s issues as black and white, shades of gray make us uncomfortable and create tension for us. This retreat will help you explore these issues with youth. Continue reading

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Devotion: Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead

Devotion: Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead

We get so focused on the stink, and sometimes wallow in it to the point that we fail to see the God who is able to do all things. Continue reading

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Game: Seven Degrees of Social Media

Game: Seven Degrees of Social Media

Type/Purpose: High Tech, Off-Site, Scavenger Hunt Continue reading

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Game: My Music

Game: My Music

Type/Purpose: High Tech Continue reading

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