REVIEW: EXPOSURE YOUTH CAMP

REVIEW: EXPOSURE YOUTH CAMP

Every year for the past 16-17 years youth groups and adults have converged at a particular location for Exposure Youth Camp. For as long as I can remember, it has been at the Embassy Suites and Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL. EYC spent a brief stint in Atlanta, GA before moving back to Huntsville, AL in 2015. 

I have attended Exposure Youth Camp as a camper and as an adult, while, also, serving as a team leader the past few years. To me, EYC is one of the most premiere youth camps/conferences in the Southeast and this year was no exception! Here are a few reasons why I love EYC and why you should think about going, if you aren't going already.

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BOOK REVIEW: I Died Last Night

BOOK REVIEW: I Died Last Night

"I Died Last Night" is a 66 page book written by John Orr, a minister in Wichita Falls, Texas. It is a gut wrenching fictional story of a leader in a conservative church as he takes his journey into eternity. Bible teaching, writings from early Christians, and true events form the foundation of this story. This book will challenge you, cause you to think, and wonder about the direction of your life and others. It begs us to answer the question, "Where would your soul be if you died right now?"

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Resource Review: Tools for Parents

Resource Review: Tools for Parents

On Sundays I have been teaching a Parents Class at church. The class is designed to have an open discussion of issues that our youth are facing, as well as, equipping our families with resources to strengthen them in their role as spiritual leader and resources that will help them to deal with the issues they might face. In this post, I will list several beneficial resources for parents to use, as well as, give my take on each resource.

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Book Review: The Lunch Ladies

Book Review: The Lunch Ladies

Does a culture of indifference and neglect haunt the hallways of your congregation? Does a culture of indifference and neglect prey on the minds of the individuals that attend your congregation? The Lunch Ladies is a book about changing from a culture of indifference and neglect to a culture of relevant, relentless, urgent, soul seeking love. 

I'm tired of people falling through the cracks. I'm tired of people being ignored. I'm tired of people feeling unwelcomed. You know what? I'm tired of being tired! 

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Review When Mountains Won't Move

Review When Mountains Won't Move

"...if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you".  (Matthew 17:20)

What happens when you don't have faith as big as a mustard seed? What do you do then? At some point, every Christian will experience a struggling faith. In When Mountains Won't Move, Jacob Hawk provides us with some very practical and biblical advice that will help strengthen one's faith.

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Smartphone App: Echo Prayer

Smartphone App: Echo Prayer

I first heard about this "echo" app through a review by Wes McAdams over at Radically Christian.  I downloaded it and immediately saw the benefits.  This app is a MUST for every Christian with a smartphone.

By now, most Christians with a smartphone have some sort of Bible app--but do most Christians have (or know about) a prayer app? "Echo Prayer" is a great app that reminds you to pray throughout the day. The best part about it--FREE!!!!!!

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Book Review: Bethlehem Road

Michael Whitworth's newest book, Bethlehem Road: A Guide to Ruth takes the story of a family who has lost everything who journeys down the Bethlehem Road to find true joy and unending hesed (loving-kindness) and brings it into the 21st century.

Many Christians when reading the book of Ruth ask, "what does the story of 3 widows, a relative, and a new marriage have to do with my Christianity?"  Good question right? 

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Book Review: Esau's Doom: A Guide To Obadiah

Book Review: Esau's Doom: A Guide To Obadiah

I'll admit, I'm one of those Christians (and ministers) who have neglected Obadiah. This 21 verse book just seemed to be a book of a prophesy that would never benefit me (with the exception of my love for history). Whitworth really brings out the importance of this great book in a way that anyone can read and understand.

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