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Day: January 12, 2015

Celebrating Lent (Episode 8)

Are you looking for new approaches to Lent? Get some great ideas for challenging your students from the Youth Ministry Collective! Click here to subscribe via iTunes.

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Social Media. Simply put, use it to your advantage!!

Social media is everywhere and as youth workers, there’s no doubt that we have to make a decision: To tweet or not to tweet. While there are those who feel that it’s best to stay out of the “Instagram arena,” we dive head first into all that this world of emojis can possibly offer us.

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Is Entrepreneurship a Gift?

Suppose that someone has a talent for entrepreneurship. They know how to start a new business that creates jobs and wealth. Could it be that the church could be liable for “spiritual malpractice” if this talent is not encouraged, nurtured, and used to reveal the kingdom of God?

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What You Can Learn about Jesus from a Jewish Scholar

Anyone interested in gaining a more vivid, authentic picture of Jesus and his environment—only within which his words and deeds are properly understood—should read the work of Amy-Jill Levine. In today’s post, Nathan Brasfield review her most recent work, Short Stories by Jesus.

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Elizabeth Glass Turner ~ Branded: The Iconoclasm of Marketing

The moment you slip from branding as an evangelistic tool to branding God, your logos and graphics have slipped from tool in service to God to weapon of iconoclasm – destroying an image. Hashtag simony. We do not create Team Trinity.

We are called to receive the brand of Jesus Christ (not his motivational verse t-shirt). Christ imprints himself on our thoughts, our emotions, our decisions. By his stripes we are healed, and there is no web analytics metric to measure the bleeding back of Word Made Flesh. We are called to be made into the image of God, to be bearers of God’s image, and anything that eats away at the image of God in us is violently iconoclastic.

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