Youth Ministry

3 Tips For Leading Millennials

By Paul Angone   For years in my teens and 20s I was struggling with big questions, doubts and fears about, well, everything. Faith, identity, purpose and my place in this world – nothing was off limits as I asked…

A Model Talks Celebrity Beauty

By Nicole Weider Author, model and actress Nicole Weider, founder of Project Inspired, talks about being true to who you are, in light of the controversial #KylieJennerChallenge teen social media trend:   It’s unfortunate that many teenagers today not only…

Prayer for Extroverts (It’s Possible. I Promise!)

By Jared Brock   I have a confession to make: I’m an extrovert.   By nature, I’m quite active – in fact, I got permanently kicked out of Sunday School in the fifth grade.   I grew up in the…

5 Reasons to Watch “Selma”

A compelling chapter in the Civil Rights Movement – the 1965 march for equal voting rights from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol in Birmingham – comes to stunning life in the new film “Selma.” Electric performances (especially by David…

Roller Coaster-Proof Faith

By Bryan Belknap   “The roller coasters won’t scare me because I know how they work.”   That’s all we needed to celebrate our son’s 10th birthday at Six Flags. Before becoming parents, my wife and I were roller coaster…

Taking it Personally: Theology and Kindness

By Jenna DeWitt   Recently I’ve heard several people make comments to this effect:   “You can have spot-on theology and an off-putting personality. It’s not just what you say but how you say it.”   Overall, I agree with…

Stretching Faith at Physical Therapy

By Jenna DeWitt I am no athlete or risk-taker. I don’t jump off things, overwork my joints or engage in nearly any activity that carries a significant potential for danger.   So when I found myself having knee surgery in…

The Sin Factor

By Mark Schutzius   I recently read an article where the author theorized that fame and popularity might encourage celebrities to break the law. The basic premise was that these men and women somehow feel above the societal standards that…