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12 years ago @ Rediscovering the Church - Castle - remembering t... · 0 replies · +1 points

I loved this and agree. Communication in some form does so much to increase empathy. That's why I appreciate social media. It closes the distance between me and people all over. I can't ignore or avoid tragic news like I could if I only saw it on TV.

12 years ago @ Brian C. Russell | Cre... - Reaching Out · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh hai. Teh lolcatz bibl pwnz but us kittehs iz liken it mor if we canz eated it. Duz it test liek de katnipz?

12 years ago @ My Experience as Youth... - Super Youth Pastor: th... · 1 reply · +1 points

Oooooo, SPOOKY. Just right for Halloween.

I suspect the Planner either is or works for some other guy who likes to work in the shadows and distract people from what they're really supposed to be doing.


12 years ago @ ChurchCrunch - Translate Your Wordpre... · 0 replies · +1 points

Okay, I think I just figured out the problem. Always a good idea to read the README file. :)

12 years ago @ ChurchCrunch - Translate Your Wordpre... · 0 replies · +1 points

Looks like a great plugin. Thanks for sharing!

For some reason I installed & got all configured, but when I choose a language to translate into, NOTHING happens. Thoughts?

12 years ago @ My Experience as Youth... - Not so Ninja · 3 replies · +1 points

Wow, that's a tough problem. I suspect our church has it. I'll ask one of the youth guys what they do in those situations. It seems like since there are at least some dangers in the area around the church, you'd be justified in maybe having a volunteer call selected parents DURING the service, after the kids have left, just to "ask" about the kids. Like, "Joe was here, but he seems to have left. We're concerned about his safety, so we're just calling to check and see if he made it home safe." The inconvenience/embarrassment in the moment might make some parents get after their kids.

And just brainstorming... Is it okay to tell some kids that if they're not going to stay, then don't come? (I don't mean the seeker kids. More the ones who should know better.) Or is that just really pushing them away and should be avoided at all costs? Or is that a conversation to have with those kids' parents? (Again, the regular attender parents, not the unconnected ones)

Just thoughts. I'm still pretty inexperienced with that age group. But I know if MY kid was ditching and coming back for pickup, I would really appreciate knowing.

12 years ago @ Brian C. Russell | Cre... - Please Remain Calm · 1 reply · +1 points

Very cool! I always enjoy your stories. And this one is a good reminder that sometimes those cheesy sermonettes can be effective.

12 years ago @ Stuff Christians Like ... - Asking "Is it true?" · 2 replies · +1 points

Ooohh, the "Is it true?" comes way more often with my kids than I'd anticipated. I guess because I can see that they're smart and wonderful and not losers. I'm just amazed when they come home and tell me someone thinks they are.

Maybe that's God's response too....

12 years ago @ My Experience as Youth... - More sensational news · 1 reply · +1 points

Wait, so are you saying the pic of your son is a HOAX?

I can never trust you again.

12 years ago @ My Experience as Youth... - Super Youth Pastor and... · 1 reply · +1 points

Whoa. My guess as to how he ended up on the ground? Super Wife called all the kids while SYP was on his way and paid them to teach him a lesson about ministry priorities.

Just sayin...

Sure hope for your sake that SYP isn't entirely autobiographical. ;)