Hello friends! I hope your winter “break” has been awesome. I had a great time with my family and got some good chunks of time for the (hopefully) final edits of my PhD in historical and systematic theology before I have to submit it and defend it (in person) in […]

Many of you are quite busy and won’t read everything below, so here is a summary: Jesus is miraculous (in the past and now); however, when we teach Jesus’ miracle stories in the Gospels, we usually miss the real point: they are signs of Jesus’ divinity (proof that Jesus is […]

YLHelp’s aim is to provide resources for leaders to be in relationships. Relationships aren’t scalable, resources are. YLhelp exists to save leaders time so they can be with people. Perhaps nothing is more time-wasting than locating chord sheets and making PowerPoints/Keynotes for club. Do the math… Young Life has currently […]

I’m guessing a lot of you are making your semester plans. Part of my semester planning includes planning out our club talks. You might know that in my YL area we go through an entire Gospel in a year. We cover the odd chapters in the Fall and the even […]

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 […]