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The New Punk Rock

I spent about two decades of my life pushing around a skateboard. I was attracted to not just the thrill of skateboarding but also to the anti-establishment #punkrock attitude that went along with it. I rebelled against "the man" shoving ideology and politics down my...

Base Camp 2017 Results, Metrics, and Stats

As you probably know, we recently wrapped up our 7th annual Base Camp! We love hearing student stories about increased confidence and even new conversion experiences! These stories inspire and encourage us! However, stories are subjective and hard to quantify. In...

100 Christian Camps Reviewed: How Does Base Camp Rank?

Recently, I attended an apologetics training seminar in California featuring, Sean McDowell, Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, Greg Koukl, and other authors & apologists. The board and I are especially grateful for Sean and his family's hospitality and Frank and his...

Making Space for Grace

We all fight against the tendency to appear more Christian than we are. Perhaps no place is this pressure felt more acutely than in the cauldron of adolescent insecurity found in youth groups and Christian schools. It is often far easier to default into reading from...

Economy of Wisdom: 4 Questions of Christian Education

According to the stats at least 60% of professing Christian teens will not carry their beliefs into adult life. Most said "intellectual skepticism" was a major deciding factor. According to a recent Lifeway research project, many professing Christians are functioning...

Fit Bodies Fat Minds

We're losing at least 60% of our professing Christian teens after just a few years away from home. Most said that "intellectual skepticism" was a major deciding factor. It's not the only factor, but it seems to be a common theme. Our tendency is to point at the...

How I Discovered True Masculinity

Nature vs nurture, healing vs waiting, and other elusive and potentially divisive issues aside, we know for a fact that many of our Christian brothers and sisters find themselves attracted to the same sex. For them, and the rest of us battling imperfect sexuality,...

Is The Black Lives Matter Movement Peaceful or Violent?

My Facebook friend posted this the other day: "Black Lives Matter is not a hate group. The perception that it is only highlights the problems they're addressing." I had to ask myself, "Is the #BlackLivesMatter movement peaceful, at it's core, or violent?" As I...

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