I have always liked robots. I was a huge Transformers fan back in the 80’s and loved the idea of robots defending us from space villains. I also loved the idea of having a robo-butler to make my life easier and honestly never thought I’d have robots working for me....read more
In Acts 2, we see a church that literally makes the worship service last all week. “They met every day in the Temple courts” it says in 2:42 and I wonder what our churches would say if we suggested going to church every single day? “Preposterous!” “You’ve gone mad!”...read more
You'll run into someone breaking an unwritten rule for social media every single day. In fact, I'm sure I break some of them on The Seminary of Hard Knocks Instagram account pretty frequently! But you should still follow me there. It's great. However, some don't know...read more
My friend Michael keeps posting Instagram stories about bugs. He’s a youth pastor guy, so this is kinda par for the course, but lately, it’s been a lot. Apparently, he lives in an area that Terminix doesn’t serve yet. (North Carolina = No Pest Control) Today I asked...read more
Maybe you’ve noticed as of late that Instagram has evolved. It's now a multi-function app that will probably one day have Tony-Stark-taking-over-the-government’s-cctv-system” kinds of power. They have done this by “Mr. Pibbing” Snapchat (no, Carol, it’s not ok to...read more
I’m doubling down on Instagram. Want to know why? Because there is no social media platform as versatile as The Gram (I’m calling it The Gram, now). Think about all the things this little app can do. Posts. Videos. Stories. Live Video. Direct Messages. Mow the lawn....read more
Maybe my experience is limited, but I don’t see a lot of worship leaders participating in discipleship. I do see them participating in a never-ending pursuit of excellence, though. Whoa whoa whoa whoa! That’s a pretty inflammatory statement, Seth. Yeah, it is. But is...read more
Mission trips are some of the hardest, most rewarding things I remember doing as a youth pastor. Taking students out of their elements to not only experience other cultures and showing them that their experience in the world isn’t uniform, but teaching them to take...read more
I’ve always wondered what eggs had to do with Jesus rising from the dead on Easter. That is, until someone told me that it’s a symbol of the tomb…or was it the trinity? Maybe it was about life? Either way, any rabbit that can drop a pre-omelet will definitely be...read more
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Face-palm stories of my first few years in ministry!