All posts by: Dennis Beckner

Full disclosure: I sometimes rub people the wrong way… especially in my youth ministry where I volunteer. I think the biggest part of the problem is personality differences. The second biggest part is misunderstandings. Every time (without fail) when somebody...
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Tonight we’re having our end-of-the-school-year pool party at the home of one of our students. Funny thing is I almost forgot to make an obnoxiously large thank you card for the students to sign. This is very important to do...
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We know temptation. We know how it feels to be tempted. We know our triggers. We know (or should know) how to successfully isolate the triggers. We need to teach these skills to our students. We need to talk about...
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For a long time I’ve had a theory that our teaching about sin – though well intentioned – can actually cause our students to sin. Unfortunately, I learned in a recent conversation the theory is true. I’m thankful that I’m...
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