In two previous posts, I wrote about why I love the Jesus Storybook Bible (JSB) and some technical observations about Bible translation and the JSB. In this post, I want to pass along some practical ideas about utilizing the JSB, particularly for Capernaum campaigners (but all campaigners can benefit from […]

Two days ago the vans and buses of Capernaum Week at Lost Canyon pulled away and I wrapped up speaking to hundreds of my new friends. While the week was full of so many blessings and lessons learned (about Capernaum ministry and myself), I want to talk about the Jesus […]

Have you ever wanted to know more about a specific word in the Bible, what it meant in the original languages? For some people, the answer is: Nope! But, for others, the answer is: Yes! Give me more! In Young Life, we speak the language of teenagers. It is a […]

Hey there friends, I haven’t been able to post as frequently as I’d like. I’m in max-hustle mode especially as I try to finish my PhD thesis by January (fingers crossed). But, I’ve been cranking along as I normally do making things for my club and my area that might […]

I’m guessing a lot of you are making your semester plans. Part of our semester planning includes planning out our club talks. Last year we continued the approach I like to use by going through one of the Gospels all year long. We went through the Gospel of John. Each […]

Recently I started trying out Snapchat Geofilters for YL events. If you don’t know what Snapchat is… just ask a teenager, they will tell you. If you don’t know what a Geofilter is… see my last sentence. Briefly, Geofilters are location based graphics to add over Snapchat pictures. For a […]

For most of the summer I have had limited access to internet, on assignment, and sadly, not able to post at all. However, I have some exciting news to share with you. My wife and I have published a new resource that might be helpful for YL leaders; it is […]

The aim of YL is to reach out to young people and disciple them. To simplify it: we are to disciple. This is the second person plural active imperative from the Great Commission (Mt. 28:19). Translation: Do it! Disciple! With camp around the corner, I’ve been praying and encouraging others […]

I can’t quite find where it began, but somewhere in the history of YL the tradition of the “9:38” page or “9:38” list began. A 9:38 list is a list of names you create and you commit to pray for regularly to become “workers for the harvest field.” I found […]

The long-awaited announcement of the candidates for new president of YL have been announced. Two of the well-known candidates have made official statements which can be found here. But, a third and unexpected candidate has been named… This candidate has built his platform for the YL presidency on his statement […]