Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #3: Go Write Your Story
Mar18

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #3: Go Write Your Story

Okay, so in my review of Generation Change: Do, I said it was my favorite. But I have to amend that statement. This may be my favorite because you all know how I feel about the concept of life being a story. So when Dave and Rachel subtitled this series Go Write Your Story, I knew I was in for a treat. The first lesson is all about being debt-free. And this might be the first place where I possibly disagree with Dave (gasp! I know....

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Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #2: Do More With Your Money
Mar18

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #2: Do More With Your Money

After spending three weeks focusing on the inner life side of personal finance (Generation Change: Be), Ramsey and Cruze flip the coin and spend three weeks dealing with the outer life side of personal finance in Generation Change: Do. While series one put all the moving pieces together, series two presses the start button and begins to move the machine. Just like in series one, Dave Ramsey partners with his daughter, Rachel Cruze, to...

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Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #1: Be Who God Created
Mar17

Dave Ramsey’s Generation Change #1: Be Who God Created

Last week, my youth group finished up a two month series on sex, dating, and relationships. The very last week, we focused on conflicts with marriage. I asked them what they felt the #1 cause for conflict in marriage was. Is there any doubt to how they answered? Money. Throughout the eight week lesson period, we had focused on what teenagers needed to build themselves into mature adults ready for a successful marriage relationship. We...

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The Presence – Alec Rowlands
Feb25

The Presence – Alec Rowlands

I went into this six week small group DVD study not really knowing what to expect. The subject matter at hand just seemed so grandiose, so abstract and ethereal, that I wasn’t sure Rowlands could package it together in a cohesive and concrete way in a DVD study. And he does struggle a bit with that, but, who wouldn’t, really? The first session begins with the church Rowlands grew up in, pastored by his father, and the incredible...

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The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp
Feb18

The Greatest Gift – Ann Voskamp

Nobody expected Ann Voskamp’s debut memoir One Thousand Gifts to hit the NY Times bestseller’s list. Nobody expected it to then stay there for sixty (that’s right, six zero) weeks. Sure, she’s run a successful blog over at A Holy Experience, but that sort of wild success is almost unheard of. There’s obviously something about her writing that has captured people. Her follow-up book, and small group series, focuses in on the subject of...

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The Case For Faith
Aug11

The Case For Faith

Following up his wildly successful book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel then decided to tackle some of the most common objections to the Christian faith in The Case for Faith. While not quite as well known, the book dealt with a number of issues within the Christian faith, especially the problem of evil and the problem of exclusivity. It’s these two questions—Why is there evil? and Is Jesus the only way to God?­—that Strobel focuses...

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