It Was That Kind of Year, Punk(ish) Edition

The Year in Music rolls on with the first full-length albums I’m keeping from 2018. They’re both from pop-friendly punk acts that have never really tracked with me before. My friend Jeff sent me a Smoking Popes song in mid-October with a note that they’re a punk band he’d sort of lost track of. I’m … Continue reading It Was That Kind of Year, Punk(ish) Edition

Two Skills That Help with Youth Ministry And One That Doesn’t

I think there are four levels to youth ministry. Each level requires a different way of working and different skills.  Here are two skills that help with the “youth” level and one that doesn’t. Listening. This is the most critical skill for working with young people. Adolescence is a time when teenagers are told things … Continue reading Two Skills That Help with Youth Ministry And One That Doesn’t