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Fuller Youth Institute: Right Questions... Wrong Presuppositions

By Matthew Hudson   Recently, editors of Leadership Journal, Marshall Shelley and Brandon O'Brien, interviewed the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary and a former youth pastor, Dr. Kara Powell (Ph.D., Fuller). It was so refreshing and encouraging to hear them ask one of the most critical questions effecting the church in our time. The question was asked in the title, "Is the Era of Age Segmentation Over?"   With the opening lines heralding the statistical verification that as many as eight out of ten of the most ministered-to generation are apostatizing, it is clear ...

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Welcome Home, Micah

On August 25th we got a phone call from Covenant Care Services in Macon, GA.  informing us about a little boy who needed a home.  Yesterday, we flew home from Georgia with Micah Alexander Baucham (baby number six)!  The Lord was truly good to us in a number of ways.  For the sake of time and space, let me share just three.   First, God used this adoption to heal some recent wounds and restore our faith in the adoption process.  A few months ago we learned about a set of twins that were in desperate need of a home.  We ...

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Be Like David... Not Like Mike.

One does not have to be a sports fan to know that induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor.  Whatever your field, there is nothing like being recognized as one of the best ever to do it.  Recently, several legendary basketball players received this honor.  Among them were David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs, and Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls (full disclosure:  I grew up in Los Angeles loving the Lakers and despising both the Bulls and the Spurs... and I’m still getting over it).    There was a stark difference between the two ...

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What He Must Be Conference Followup

Thank you for your support of the first-ever What He Must Be Conference last weekend at James Island Christian Church in Charleston, SC.  The event was a tremendous success.  Attendance was beyond what any of us expected, and the material was well-received.  Moreover, our host church went above and beyond the call of duty on this one.  They even provided the music (thanks to a logistical mix-up between me and the band).  They spread the word far and wide.  There were people in attendance from both near and far (even some folks from North Carolina).  There were church leaders from ...

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The Continuing Collapse: September 2009

by Bruce N. Shortt, J.D., Ph.D. WELCOME TO THE CONTINUING COLLAPSE!    Exposing Government Schools: The Youth Ministry of the State Church of Secular Humanism      September, Anno Domini 2009     "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies." (Groucho Marx)   Here richly, with ridiculous display,The Politician's corpse was laid away. While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged. (Hilaire Belloc)        The Continuing Collapse is distressed to find that it has again been receiving correspondence claiming that "our schools ...

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