Living with cancer as a volunteer youth worker – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

This brave and honest anonymous post has been written by a youth work volunteer who recently was given the all clear after treatment for cancer. We hope this will be an encouragement to anyone walking through similar challenges.   Cancer: In August 2016 I was diagnosed with a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which is a type of blood cancer. It meant that I had to have lots of different treatments and medications and trips to the hospital and in turn meant that…

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Responding to The Game of Thrones Debate – Youth Work Hacks – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Game of Thrones. Is it the gloves off, gruesome, grim and gristly opiate for the masses – or the fantastical story that grapples with the true complexities of human experience? Is it right for a Christian to watch it for entertainment, or perhaps missional research – or should they steer clear of it all-together? Could this be a random cracking of the whip? Like Sabrina prompted last year, Deadpool three years ago, or Harry Potter ten plus years ago? It’s…

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Your Future Self Wants You to Read This

Part of the reason I had hoped to review Drew Dyck’s latest book before its publication is that there is so little available in the Christian market dealing with self-control. It’s one of the nine ‘Fruit of the Spirit,’ so why isn’t more being said? I had my only-ever audio-book experience this summer with Walter Mischel’s The Marshmallow Test, which looks at self-control in general and delayed gratification in particular through the lens of a study done on preschool children…

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Mind your Mind – Daily Devotions with Jon Dyer – Christian Article

Since today is world thinking day, I thought I would write a small article on the importance of guarding our minds. Paul tells us in Romans 7:23 “But I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.” The mind is a battlefield, and we must “let His (Jesus) peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ…

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How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolution – Christian Article

It is that time of the year again. Yes! Of course, it’s the busiest time of the year. And if you have survived the Christmas’s craziness then congratulations! But we all know there is still a lot of stress and excitement in the air. Many of us set resolutions in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, but now it’s time to see them through. Picture yourself back in your final year in High School. All your relatives, all…

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