Let’s hear it for the vans.

“These are nice vans,” my adult volunteer said to me from the passenger seat. “I know. They are so much better that the ones I’ve had to drive in the past. It’s like God is rewarding me for all those years of driving crappy church vans that didn’t work or shouldn’t have even been on…

Use your words.

About 6 months ago, I got asked to write for my first published book. Well, it’s not MY book, but a book with other authors, I’m just one of them. It’s on ministering to LGBTQ youth. I was hesitant because it’s not the normal theological circle I run in. But I thought, “what the heck?”…

I’m not that youth pastor.

Today, one of my professors from seminary posted about a comedian named Nick Thune. He has a comedy routine about being a youth pastor that goes something like this: I had to laugh as I watched this at my desk. Laugh at the fact that this guy is pretty funny, but also about the fact…