Category Archives: Youth & Family

Antiracist Baby | Critical Reflections & Notes

Ibram X. Kendi. Antiracist Baby. Penguin Random House, 2020. CRITICAL REFLECTIONS Something feels different about this moment. Whether it is, has yet to be determined, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that this time may pass with little reform. However,

Antiracist Baby | Critical Reflections & Notes

Ibram X. Kendi. Antiracist Baby. Penguin Random House, 2020. CRITICAL REFLECTIONS Something feels different about this moment. Whether it is, has yet to be determined, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that this time may pass with little reform. However,

All You Can Ever Know | Reflections & Notes

Nicole Chung. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir. Catapult, 2018. (225 pages) REFLECTIONS What is it to know a story that you don’t know? I really loved this book because it tells the complicated story of adoption and intersectionality that

All You Can Ever Know | Reflections & Notes

Nicole Chung. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir. Catapult, 2018. (225 pages) REFLECTIONS What is it to know a story that you don’t know? I really loved this book because it tells the complicated story of adoption and intersectionality that

IntersectionAllies | Review & Notes

Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi. IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All. Dottir Press, 2019. To each other–we’re better together. REVIEW It is common to view the task of communicating “adult” ideas to children to be a daunting and complicated

IntersectionAllies | Review & Notes

Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi. IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All. Dottir Press, 2019. To each other–we’re better together. REVIEW It is common to view the task of communicating “adult” ideas to children to be a daunting and complicated

TED | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The Story of a Parent’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

Paula Stone Williams: So, I was the CEO of a large, religious nonprofit, spoke at some of the largest churches in America, was on television in 70 different markets, but more than anything else, I just wanted to be a good parent. I told all

TED | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams: The Story of a Parent’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

Paula Stone Williams: So, I was the CEO of a large, religious nonprofit, spoke at some of the largest churches in America, was on television in 70 different markets, but more than anything else, I just wanted to be a good parent. I told all

Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Reflections

“The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.” “Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers Won’t You Be

Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Reflections

“The greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.” “Love is at the root of everything. All learning. All relationships. Love, or the lack of it.” – Fred Rogers Won’t You Be

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

Susan Cottrell. “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. (177 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the major dividing elements in the current theological/ecclesiological debate on human sexuality is the overarching tension of “hermeneutical

“Mom, I’m Gay” | Reflections & Notes

Susan Cottrell. “Mom, I’m Gay”: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith. Westminster John Knox Press, 2016. (177 pages) REFLECTIONS One of the major dividing elements in the current theological/ecclesiological debate on human sexuality is the overarching tension of “hermeneutical

Living In A Gray World | Reflections, Notes, and Critique

Preston Sprinkle. Living In A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2015. (155 pages) Read the First Chapter. REFLECTIONS I won’t say much here, as I’ve already provided a critical review on Preston’s previous book, People To Be

Living In A Gray World | Reflections, Notes, and Critique

Preston Sprinkle. Living In A Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Understanding Homosexuality. Zondervan, 2015. (155 pages) Read the First Chapter. REFLECTIONS I won’t say much here, as I’ve already provided a critical review on Preston’s previous book, People To Be

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

https://www.isurvivedikdg.com What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In

I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye | Reflections

https://www.isurvivedikdg.com What if you gave millions of people the wrong advice? Reflections I can’t even imagine the emotional journey it must be to begin rethinking and apologizing for the work that so characterized the majority of one’s professional reputation. In

Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children

Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children Robert D. Sege, Benjamin S. Siegel, COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH. Online article; Download PDF; Download PDF REFLECTIONS If reading How To Traumatize Your Children

Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children

Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children Robert D. Sege, Benjamin S. Siegel, COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH. Online article; Download PDF; Download PDF REFLECTIONS If reading How To Traumatize Your Children

How To Raise An Adult | Review & Notes

Julie Lythcott-Haims. How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid For Success. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. (354 pages) NYTimes.com Book Review; REVIEW When I mentioned to a member of my church that we were

How To Raise An Adult | Review & Notes

Julie Lythcott-Haims. How To Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid For Success. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015. (354 pages) NYTimes.com Book Review; REVIEW When I mentioned to a member of my church that we were

The Primal Wound | Notes & Critical Review

Nancy Newton Verrier. The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child. Gateway Press, Inc., 1993. (225 pages) Preface …it was easier for us to give her love than it was for her to accept it. (xiii) At the same time that she

The Primal Wound | Notes & Critical Review

Nancy Newton Verrier. The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child. Gateway Press, Inc., 1993. (225 pages) Preface …it was easier for us to give her love than it was for her to accept it. (xiii) At the same time that she

Rex | Tribute

I got word today that my youth pastor — the one who has my same middle name, who baptized me, who was the first to inspire me with the power of a good sermon, who allowed me to drive his

Rex | Tribute

I got word today that my youth pastor — the one who has my same middle name, who baptized me, who was the first to inspire me with the power of a good sermon, who allowed me to drive his

Becoming Sons And Daughters | Reflections

Becoming Sons and Daughters [2012] Plot summary from IMDb: Every major social problem that plagues our nation today can be traced back to one root cause: Fatherlessness. For instance, 71% of pregnant teenagers live in a fatherless home. Additionally, 85%

Becoming Sons And Daughters | Reflections

Becoming Sons and Daughters [2012] Plot summary from IMDb: Every major social problem that plagues our nation today can be traced back to one root cause: Fatherlessness. For instance, 71% of pregnant teenagers live in a fatherless home. Additionally, 85%

The Happiest Toddler on the Block | Reflections & Notes

Dr. Harvey Karp. The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old. Bantam Books, 2008. (303 pages) REFLECTIONS Who has time to read a parenting book? They’re all too long, and there’s

The Happiest Toddler on the Block | Reflections & Notes

Dr. Harvey Karp. The Happiest Toddler on the Block: How to Eliminate Tantrums and Raise a Patient, Respectful, and Cooperative One- to Four-Year-Old. Bantam Books, 2008. (303 pages) REFLECTIONS Who has time to read a parenting book? They’re all too long, and there’s

Screenagers | Quotes & Commentary

http://www.screenagersmovie.com About The Film (From the website): Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids which started her on a

Screenagers | Quotes & Commentary

http://www.screenagersmovie.com About The Film (From the website): Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?  Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids which started her on a

TED | Nancy Lublin: The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

A girl I’ve never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I’m the CEO of DoSomething.org. It’s one of the largest organizations in the world for young people. In fact it’s bigger than the

TED | Nancy Lublin: The heartbreaking text that inspired a crisis help line

A girl I’ve never met before changed my life and the life of thousands of other people. I’m the CEO of DoSomething.org. It’s one of the largest organizations in the world for young people. In fact it’s bigger than the

#Being13 | Review

http://www.cnn.com/being13 Like other programs on teens, this one has a bit of an ominous and cautionary tone highlighting mostly the negative side of social media; the use of the word “secret” is in alignment with the production. For parents and

#Being13 | Review

http://www.cnn.com/being13 Like other programs on teens, this one has a bit of an ominous and cautionary tone highlighting mostly the negative side of social media; the use of the word “secret” is in alignment with the production. For parents and

Not Losing My Religion, or Can Equality and Christianity Coexist? | Op. Ed. by Lauren Chan

Lauren is a high school student in my congregation. As you will read, she is a dedicated Christ-follower, insightful, articulate, and passionate. I am thrilled to share her essay here as an exemplar of the depth of Christianity found in

Not Losing My Religion, or Can Equality and Christianity Coexist? | Op. Ed. by Lauren Chan

Lauren is a high school student in my congregation. As you will read, she is a dedicated Christ-follower, insightful, articulate, and passionate. I am thrilled to share her essay here as an exemplar of the depth of Christianity found in

TED | Laura Schulz: The surprisingly logical minds of babies

Mark Twain summed up what I take to be one of the fundamental problems of cognitive science with a single witticism. He said, “There’s something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling

TED | Laura Schulz: The surprisingly logical minds of babies

Mark Twain summed up what I take to be one of the fundamental problems of cognitive science with a single witticism. He said, “There’s something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling

The Whole-Brain Child | Notes & Review

Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. Bantam Books, 2012. (176 pages) WholeBrainChild.com; Dan Siegel’s page; Empowered To Connect (handouts, etc.); ParentMap; iBooks; Nichole Huff, NC University; Introduction:

The Whole-Brain Child | Notes & Review

Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. Bantam Books, 2012. (176 pages) WholeBrainChild.com; Dan Siegel’s page; Empowered To Connect (handouts, etc.); ParentMap; iBooks; Nichole Huff, NC University; Introduction:

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life | Notes & Critical Reflections

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life: 
A conference on adolescent mental health Opening with John Ortberg Why are we doing this conference? There is no greater gift in the world and no greater burden than being a parent.

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life | Notes & Critical Reflections

Parenting Our Teens Though the Challenges of Life: 
A conference on adolescent mental health Opening with John Ortberg Why are we doing this conference? There is no greater gift in the world and no greater burden than being a parent.

Nurture Shock | Notes

Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman. Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children. Twelve, 2009. (336 pages) Preface When everything is all dressed up as entertainment–when it’s all supposed to be magical and surprising and fascinating–the Real Thing may be perceived as

Nurture Shock | Notes

Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman. Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children. Twelve, 2009. (336 pages) Preface When everything is all dressed up as entertainment–when it’s all supposed to be magical and surprising and fascinating–the Real Thing may be perceived as

Can I Ask That? | Critical Review & Notes

Jim Candy, Brad M. Griffin, Kara Powell. Can I Ask That: 8 Hard Questions About God & Faith – A Sticky Faith Curriculum (Leader Edition). Fuller Youth Institute, 2014. (209 pages) — VIA: Critical Review — This is a hard

Can I Ask That? | Critical Review & Notes

Jim Candy, Brad M. Griffin, Kara Powell. Can I Ask That: 8 Hard Questions About God & Faith – A Sticky Faith Curriculum (Leader Edition). Fuller Youth Institute, 2014. (209 pages) — VIA: Critical Review — This is a hard

How To Traumatize Your Children | Review & Notes

Knock Knock. How To Traumatize Your Children. Who’s There, Inc., 2007. (191 pages) REVIEW To state the obvious, this book is satire with a heavy dose of sarcasm. To state an additional given, this book will not be for everyone, though,

How To Traumatize Your Children | Review & Notes

Knock Knock. How To Traumatize Your Children. Who’s There, Inc., 2007. (191 pages) REVIEW To state the obvious, this book is satire with a heavy dose of sarcasm. To state an additional given, this book will not be for everyone, though,

Generation Like | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/generation-like/ Are we asking the right questions about our teens and technology? Today’s teens don’t need to be chased down. They’re putting themselves out there online for anyone to see, telling the world what is cool, starting with their online

Generation Like | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/generation-like/ Are we asking the right questions about our teens and technology? Today’s teens don’t need to be chased down. They’re putting themselves out there online for anyone to see, telling the world what is cool, starting with their online

Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media | Notes

Carrie James with Katie Davis, Andrea Flores, John M. Francis, Lindsay Pettingill, Margaret Rundle, and Howard Gardner. Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media: A Synthesis from the GoodPlay Project. MIT Press, 2009. (127 pages, free in .pdf) (Locations,

Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media | Notes

Carrie James with Katie Davis, Andrea Flores, John M. Francis, Lindsay Pettingill, Margaret Rundle, and Howard Gardner. Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media: A Synthesis from the GoodPlay Project. MIT Press, 2009. (127 pages, free in .pdf) (Locations,

How Children Succeed | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. How Children Succeed; Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Mariner Books, 2013. (231 pages) PaulTough.com, NYTimes.com article. Introduction …the cognitive hypothesis: the belief, rarely expressed aloud but commonly held nonetheless, that success today depends primarily on

How Children Succeed | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. How Children Succeed; Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. Mariner Books, 2013. (231 pages) PaulTough.com, NYTimes.com article. Introduction …the cognitive hypothesis: the belief, rarely expressed aloud but commonly held nonetheless, that success today depends primarily on

The App Generation | Notes & Review

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis. The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World. Yale University Press, 2013. (244 pages) ONE Introduction …three topics emerged as dominant and also permeate this book: our sense

The App Generation | Notes & Review

Howard Gardner and Katie Davis. The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World. Yale University Press, 2013. (244 pages) ONE Introduction …three topics emerged as dominant and also permeate this book: our sense

The Big Disconnect | Notes & Review

Catherine Steiner-Adair. The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Harper, 2013. (374 pages) Introduction: The Revolution in the Living Room All the wisdom in the world about child-rearing cannot, by itself, replace intimate human ties,

The Big Disconnect | Notes & Review

Catherine Steiner-Adair. The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. Harper, 2013. (374 pages) Introduction: The Revolution in the Living Room All the wisdom in the world about child-rearing cannot, by itself, replace intimate human ties,

Help! I’m a Student Leader | Notes & Review

Doug Fields. Help! I’m a Student Leader: Practical Ideas and Guidance on Leadership. Zondervan/YS, 2005. (138 pages) Introduction: Read This First! Are you reading for this leadership trip? Do you consider yourself a student leader? (10) The truth is, you

Help! I’m a Student Leader | Notes & Review

Doug Fields. Help! I’m a Student Leader: Practical Ideas and Guidance on Leadership. Zondervan/YS, 2005. (138 pages) Introduction: Read This First! Are you reading for this leadership trip? Do you consider yourself a student leader? (10) The truth is, you

What Teachers Make | Notes & Review

Taylor Mali. What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012. (198 pages) What teachers Make, or Objection Overruled, or If Things Don’t Work Out, You Can Always Go to Law School He

What Teachers Make | Notes & Review

Taylor Mali. What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2012. (198 pages) What teachers Make, or Objection Overruled, or If Things Don’t Work Out, You Can Always Go to Law School He

The Hole In Our Gospel | Notes & Review

Rich Stearns. The Hole in our Gospel: The answer that changed my life and might just change the world. Thomas Nelson, 2009, 2010. (335 pages) INTRODUCTION What does God expect of us? … What is the Christian faith all about?

The Hole In Our Gospel | Notes & Review

Rich Stearns. The Hole in our Gospel: The answer that changed my life and might just change the world. Thomas Nelson, 2009, 2010. (335 pages) INTRODUCTION What does God expect of us? … What is the Christian faith all about?

TED | Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what

Even in purely non-religious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty. It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality — a pitiable flight from life. As such, it deserves no compassion, it deserves no treatment as minority

TED | Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what

Even in purely non-religious terms, homosexuality represents a misuse of the sexual faculty. It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality — a pitiable flight from life. As such, it deserves no compassion, it deserves no treatment as minority

Sticky Faith | Notes & Review

Dr. Kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark. Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Zondervan, 2011. (222 pages) http://stickyfaith.org/extras What is Sticky Faith? (introductory video): Kara’s talk at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church: http://vimeo.com/5508943 1. the

Sticky Faith | Notes & Review

Dr. Kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark. Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Zondervan, 2011. (222 pages) http://stickyfaith.org/extras What is Sticky Faith? (introductory video): Kara’s talk at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church: http://vimeo.com/5508943 1. the

The Killer At Thurston High | Review & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/kinkel/ In September 1998, Kip Kinkel confessed to killing his parents in their home on May 20, 1998 and the next day, walking into the Thurston High School cafeteria and spraying students with 50 rounds from a semiautomatic rifle, killing

The Killer At Thurston High | Review & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/kinkel/ In September 1998, Kip Kinkel confessed to killing his parents in their home on May 20, 1998 and the next day, walking into the Thurston High School cafeteria and spraying students with 50 rounds from a semiautomatic rifle, killing

The Hunger Games | Review & Reflections

Admittedly, I have yet to read the books (calling to me from my Kindle). After seeing the movie, it is understandable how this story has become challenging to many in the faith community. The oppressive regime of the capitol, the

The Hunger Games | Review & Reflections

Admittedly, I have yet to read the books (calling to me from my Kindle). After seeing the movie, it is understandable how this story has become challenging to many in the faith community. The oppressive regime of the capitol, the

TED | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

    Fifteen years ago, it was widely assumed that the vast majority of brain development takes place in the first few years of life. Back then, 15 years ago, we didn’t have the ability to look inside the living

TED | Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

    Fifteen years ago, it was widely assumed that the vast majority of brain development takes place in the first few years of life. Back then, 15 years ago, we didn’t have the ability to look inside the living

What Is A Teacher?

What is a teacher? A guide, not a guard. What is learning? A journey, not a destination. What is discovery? Questioning the answers, not answering the questions. What is the process? Discovering ideas, not covering content. What is the goal?

What Is A Teacher?

What is a teacher? A guide, not a guard. What is learning? A journey, not a destination. What is discovery? Questioning the answers, not answering the questions. What is the process? Discovering ideas, not covering content. What is the goal?

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother | Review & Notes

Amy Chua. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Penguin Press, 2011. (237 pages) http://amychua.com, Colbert Report, Time magazine Q&A, — VIA — This was a fantastic read. Chua has been criticized, mainly over the title of the Wall Street Journal

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother | Review & Notes

Amy Chua. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Penguin Press, 2011. (237 pages) http://amychua.com, Colbert Report, Time magazine Q&A, — VIA — This was a fantastic read. Chua has been criticized, mainly over the title of the Wall Street Journal

Waiting For “Superman” – Community Discussion Guide | Notes & Responses

Community Discussion Guide. http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/action/. — VIA — The Community Discussion Guide includes a whole host of resources such as websites, organizations, definitions, FAQ’s, and guidance for how to take action. The film does a good job highlighting and dramatizing the

Waiting For “Superman” – Community Discussion Guide | Notes & Responses

Community Discussion Guide. http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/action/. — VIA — The Community Discussion Guide includes a whole host of resources such as websites, organizations, definitions, FAQ’s, and guidance for how to take action. The film does a good job highlighting and dramatizing the

Teenage Brains

Published: October 2011 Beautiful Brains Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults. By David Dobbs, National Geographic Although

Teenage Brains

Published: October 2011 Beautiful Brains Moody. Impulsive. Maddening. Why do teenagers act the way they do? Viewed through the eyes of evolution, their most exasperating traits may be the key to success as adults. By David Dobbs, National Geographic Although

Making Education Brain Science

There were several items in this article worth noting, and seriously considering. Making Education Brain Science April 13, 2012 By JENNY ANDERSON LAST month, two kindergarten classes at the Blue School were hard at work doing what many kindergartners do:

Making Education Brain Science

There were several items in this article worth noting, and seriously considering. Making Education Brain Science April 13, 2012 By JENNY ANDERSON LAST month, two kindergarten classes at the Blue School were hard at work doing what many kindergartners do:

California Listening Tour Education Forums

California Listening Tour Education Forums (in Partnership with StudentsFirst) [VIA: I have striven to be as accurate as possible in this summary. I take responsibility for any misrepresentions. The quotes that follow are not exact.] The main speaker was Michelle

California Listening Tour Education Forums

California Listening Tour Education Forums (in Partnership with StudentsFirst) [VIA: I have striven to be as accurate as possible in this summary. I take responsibility for any misrepresentions. The quotes that follow are not exact.] The main speaker was Michelle

Teenology | Notes & Review

Jim Burns. Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers. Bethany House, 2010. (221 pages) http://www.homeword.com/teenology-raising-great-teenagers-p-60.html PART ONE: PARENTING TEENS TO BECOME RESPONSIBLE ADULTS 1. Who Is That Stranger in Your House It has been said that raising kids is part

Teenology | Notes & Review

Jim Burns. Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers. Bethany House, 2010. (221 pages) http://www.homeword.com/teenology-raising-great-teenagers-p-60.html PART ONE: PARENTING TEENS TO BECOME RESPONSIBLE ADULTS 1. Who Is That Stranger in Your House It has been said that raising kids is part

Our Time | Review

Short snippets of a random selection of young people does not a documentary make. I’m always thankful to be educated and exposed to various aspects of life and culture. And to a certain degree, this film accomplishes that. Some stories

Our Time | Review

Short snippets of a random selection of young people does not a documentary make. I’m always thankful to be educated and exposed to various aspects of life and culture. And to a certain degree, this film accomplishes that. Some stories

You Lost Me | Notes & Review

Kinnaman, David. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church… And Rethinking Faith. Baker Books, 2011. (254 pages) http://youlostmebook.com/ You Lost Me, Explained You Lost Me, is about young insiders. At its heart are the irreverent, blunt, and often

You Lost Me | Notes & Review

Kinnaman, David. You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church… And Rethinking Faith. Baker Books, 2011. (254 pages) http://youlostmebook.com/ You Lost Me, Explained You Lost Me, is about young insiders. At its heart are the irreverent, blunt, and often

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity | Notes & Review

Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof. Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community. David C. Cook, 2010. (199 pages) Every parent has a set of limitations. As you read these pages we hope you will learn to

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity | Notes & Review

Reggie Joiner & Carey Nieuwhof. Parenting Beyond Your Capacity: Connect Your Family to a Wider Community. David C. Cook, 2010. (199 pages) Every parent has a set of limitations. As you read these pages we hope you will learn to

Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry | Notes & Review

Doug Fields. Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A personal and practical guide to starting right. Youth Specialties, 2002. (290 pages) before you dig in 1. where do i start? committing to the essentials Youth Ministry as a Marathon.

Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry | Notes & Review

Doug Fields. Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A personal and practical guide to starting right. Youth Specialties, 2002. (290 pages) before you dig in 1. where do i start? committing to the essentials Youth Ministry as a Marathon.