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Archive | March, 2016

5 Truths We’re Keeping from Our Youth Groups by Jordan Standridge

Published March 7, 2016

Article Source: http://thecripplegate.com/5-truths-were-keeping-from-our-youth-groups/ When I do campus evangelism, I often start the conversation this way: “What are two reasons you stopped going to church?” I’ve asked hundreds of students that question, and the most common responses make me think that church youth groups have failed dramatically. I understand that every human being is responsible for their own sin, and that even the best of youth groups will have students that fall between the cracks. But the fact of the matter is that too many pastors have believed the lie that teenagers cannot handle certain truths. They have accepted the culture’s belief that today’s teenagers’ […]

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“Daughters of the King Don’t Take Personality Tests” by Jessica Pickowicz

Published March 2, 2016

{ ARTICLE SOURCE: http://michellelesleybooks.com/2016/03/01/guest-post-daughters-of-the-king-dont-take-personality-tests/ } Scrolling through my Facebook news feed this week I must have come across at least half a dozen personality tests all calling to me — all begging me to answer their questions so each one could tell me who I really am. Am I an introvert or an extrovert? Am I emotional or intellectual? Am I an Anna or an Elsa? (Okay, broke down and took that one!) One test analyzed finger lengths by having the reader match her hand to various images of hands; each hand shape was assigned a different personality type. Another test was ready […]

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