Leadership is a privilege

Brandon Staley could not have said it better than this in regards to Raider Coach Jon Gruden’s toxic emails and subsequent resignation . I have been an imperfect leader/pastor most of my life and I have always treasured the trust people have given me. I’d like to think I have lived up to that trust,…

Can Your Ego Handle It?

Having a big ego in in church is like having the biggest balloon at the dart throwing booth at the fair, be prepared to get popped. Consider all the ego popping moments Christ endured, Rejection by his closest friends. Criticism from enemies and strangers. Insults from a dying man. Mockery from the religious while he’s…

How To Encourage Creativity In Teens

I picked up the book On Writing by horror author Stephen King. There is a great couple of paragraphs, at the beginning of the book, where his mother encourages Stephen to write his own stories versus copying the stories from his comic book Combat Casey. Within these two paragraphs lies a few keys to unlocking…

Loki Episode One: We Are All Loki

“I am burdened with glorious purpose!” And with big eyes and an open mouth I answered, “I’m Loki”. My wife and I watched the first episode of Loki starring Tom Hiddleston and playing on Disney + and I had an epiphany. I left full time youth ministry to start a youth worker coaching business, travel,…

I Normally Don’t Swear, But

Sometimes the only way I can adequately express myself, emphatically, is with a swear word. I’ve heard someone recently say “the best strategy for life is to not give a damn” I want to believe that. It certainly would be easier than caring. Caring hurts and is exhausting. Giving a damn means you’re exposed to…