Monthly Archives: January 2014

The “You Can’t Judge Me!” Myth

It’s probably the most quoted phrase from the Bible by non-believers: “Don’t judge!” Of course, very few of them have any idea where to find that verse in the Bible or what the context of it is, but it sure is a convenient line to pull out when one feels like being free from a […]

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Thoughts on the “I Love Jesus But Hate Church” Crowd

Been burned by the church? Take heart – you are not alone! Countless Christians just like you are sick and tired of dealing with hypocrisy, politics, power-hungry leaders, and churches more concerned about their own existence than extending the arms of love to others. The simple solution to rejuvenate your faith and re-discover your relationship […]

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Preparing a Youth Ministry Budget

As a youth pastor, one of the trickiest parts of organizing a healthy youth ministry is figuring out how to disperse your budget. Youth pastors have a reputation as people who are less organized and like to wing-it with stuff, but make no mistake – having a plan in place for your budget is part […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Hell

My previous post dealt with three common misconceptions about heaven. This time, I’ll be looking at three common misconceptions about the less-loved half of the equation – hell. Misconception #1 – Only really evil people go to hell In the minds of many, hell is reserved only for the most sinister of people. The average […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Heaven

What happens after we die? It’s one of the most gripping questions that human beings have wrestled with since the beginning of time. Thankfully, we are not left in the dark on such an important issue. The Bible gives us the answers. However, much of what people think about the afterlife – in particular, about […]

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Hit the “Backspace” Button

There is great power in our words. What we say can make a great difference in the lives of others – for good or for bad. In fact, one of the most discussed subjects in the Bible is how people use their words. Consider just a few samples: Death and life are in the power […]

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4 Practical Tips for Better Sermon Deliveries

Many people know that communication is partly non-verbal; a person’s mannerisms, facial expressions, and body language can covey a message just as clearly (sometimes more so) than the actual words they are speaking. While preaching cannot be compared in all respects to public speaking, it is still a form of it, and we preachers would […]

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