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Returning from Retreat

Returning from Retreat

This past weekend nine youth workers stepped away from the busyness of life and ministry to simply be present to God and each other for a few quiet days in the woods of Western Pennsylvania.  It was a youth worker retreat – not to talk about ministry or strategy, but rather, to simply disengage and […]

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The Examen: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

The Examen: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

Today, we take a moment to take a closer look at the Spiritual Practice of Examen. From the Latin for “Examination”, the Examen is an invitation to prayerfully review our day to notice spiritual moments we may have overlooked. Through the Examen, we invite God to reveal conversations, thoughts, actions, and attitudes from our day […]

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Lectio Divina: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

Lectio Divina: Spotlight on a Spiritual Discipline

Today, we take a moment to take a closer look at the Spiritual Practice of Lectio Divina. Roughly translating from the Latin as “Sacred Reading”, it’s a simple four step process of dwelling in and reflecting on God’s word for an extended period of time. Perhaps you’ve come across it before and given it a […]

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What is making you?

What is making you?

We’re excited to welcome Doug Jones on board as a contributing author for the month of August. If you’ve had the opportunity to meet Doug through a Soul Thirst Retreat or Equipping Luncheon, you know he’s passionate about youth workers and teens discovering and loving God in deep and healthy ways. What you might not […]

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26 Apr Student Ministry, Teaching | Comments Off on Click to Accept

Click to Accept

Click to Accept

Nobody Reads the ToS. When was the last time you gave electronic permission through a ToS? You might even be asking, “What’s a ToS?” Chances are you’ve seen them all the time and have never stopped to think about them. A ToS, if you haven’t Googled it yet is a “Terms of Service” and it’s […]

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Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 3

Slowing Down to Lead with Integrity pt. 3

When we slow down, we begin to see with new eyes. A few years ago during my time in seminary I was supporting my family by working as a MRI technician at a local hospital. One of my key roles within this job was scanning and caring for HIV positive patients from the aids clinic […]

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Living Among the Beeps

Living Among the Beeps

Beep! I don’t know about you, but I feel like I hear that sound several hundred times each day. From my alarm clock first thing in the morning, to the microwave and coffee pot, from my beeping car to the ding of the elevator, and of course… my perpetually beeping and buzzing cell phone. To […]

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It’s all McDonalds

It’s all McDonalds

The other week my wife and I along with some friends had the opportunity to watch the standup comedian Jim Gaffigan. I’m not sure if you’ve ever caught his material, but for the most part, its down-right hilarious (Hot Pockets!) and at times a bit thought provoking. Halfway through his routine he got on the […]

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The Art of Being Attentive

The Art of Being Attentive

I am that guy who cannot sit still. You know me… I’m the one who shakes the pew with the insistent bouncing of my leg.  I fiddle with the door locks while driving.  I’m the only one in the room who doesn’t know that I’m clicking my pen during the meeting, and chances are you […]

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How is your soul?

How is your soul?

How is Your Soul? It’s not a question you hear very often, especially at this early stage of the new year.  Usually the questions during this season focus on our resolutions, perhaps kicking a bad habit, dropping a few pounds, or accomplishing something on your bucket list.   But for a moment, let’s ask a different […]

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