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Ties That Bind
Animate participants come from different backgrounds. These are the ties that bind us together. 
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Chocolate. Ashes. Guns.
Christians woke up on February 14, 2018, believing the clash between the Hallmark calendar and the liturgical calendar was a crisis. And then, before our eyes, a real crisis happened. Again. This time, in Parkland Florida.   
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What I'd Tell My 13-year old Self
As I think back on my journey that led me here, there are a few things I wish I would have known. If I had the opportunity to have a conversation with my 13-year-old self, here are a few things I would say... 
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Technology and Worship
How do we incorporate technology into our worship gatherings? How do you continue to grow volunteers while championing the benefits of technology in ministry?  
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New Research About Teens, Social Media, and What They Need from Us
My friend Eric, a local youth pastor, recently told me how a Ping-Pong table was revolutionizing his youth group. 
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Praying the Headlines: Las Vegas Shooting
Looking for resources to help your teenagers process the tragic events in Las Vegas this week? Look at this example from one congregation and use it in your context.  
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Rest in Peace, anima
I’m the son of funeral directors - it’s the family business. I started playing for funerals in 5th grade, and well, I haven’t stopped since then.