Students’ Letters to Congress about School Safety

The other day I published a list of ideas to help talk to students about school shootings. As I stressed, I believe that the church should be a place where students feel safe--on both a physical level but also safe to have hard conversations...even about the most controversial issues. School safety is one of those;... Continue Reading →

Addressing School Shootings in Youth Ministry

I have two major philosophies in youth ministry: The church should be the safest place in the world. Every kid has the right to have a place where they belong, where they can be themselves, where they can share their story and feel known. I work with middle schoolers because no place feels safe to this age: home... Continue Reading →

Top Reads of 2017

I love reading. So much. Here are my five favorite books from this year: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown: Braving the Wilderness is a book all about shame--something we all experience but can't seem to put into words (or are too ashamed to--see what I did there?). I devoured this in a day, unlike her last book, which... Continue Reading →

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