We who preach and write, do so in a manner different from which the Scriptures have been written. We write while we make progress. We learn something new every day. We speak as we still knock for understanding...If anyone criticizes me when I have said what is right, he does me an injustice. But I would be more angry with the one who praises me and takes what I have written for Gospel truth than I would be with the one who criticizes me unfairly. -Augustine


Lamplighter Guild Registration Now Open!

After 20 years of prayer and planning, I am excited and thankful to announce that registration for The Lamplighter Guild is now open!

The Lamplighter Guild for Creative Disciplines will be held at the world-renowned Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY from July 17-22.
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The Lamplighter Guild for Creative Disciplines
provides an entrepreneurial platform whereby masters will mentor apprentices through creative and compelling instruction. Each learner will be inspired to cultivate a high level of excellence in order to uniquely reflect the image of God in his work and life.
The Lamplighter Guild for Creative Disciplines provides an entrepreneurial platform whereby masters will mentor apprentices through creative and compelling instruction. Each learner will be inspired to cultivate a high level of excellence in order to uniquely reflect the image of God in his work and life.
Masters will provide instruction in the following disciplines:

Discipline 1: Dramatic Arts (script writing, directing, producing, sound design, music composition and engineering, and voice acting)

Discipline 2: Visual Arts (oil painting)

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit www.lamplighterguild.com!

Do Hard Things

When is the last time you expected a teenager to do something great?
In today’s culture the “teen years” are, at best, “low expectations!” Teenagers seem to be caught in some kind of virtual unreality that often leads them into trouble. In fact, if you google the word “teen,” you’re likely to find categories like: teens and drugs, teens and drinking, teens and rebellion, etcetera.
In their book, Do Hard Things, teen brothers Alex and Brett Harris contend that the primary culprit for such problems is low expectations. They point out that many teens and adults believe that adolescence is a time to “have fun”–and if we give teenagers anything to do, it’s little more than homework, a few household chores, and the admonition to stay out of trouble. But we rarely give these young people a challenge that pushes them to grow up into responsible adulthood.
The Harris brothers have a completely different perspective. They are challenging their peers to “do hard things”–by stepping out of comfort zones, dreaming big about careers and how to live out their faith, and tackling opportunities that even adults would find daunting.
And the results have been extraordinary. Teens are organizing political campaigns, starting new ministries to fight human trafficking and homelessness, and initiating dialogues with thousands of other teens around the world to do more of the same.
The Apostle Paul wrote: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”William Carey wrote, “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God!” Let’s start challenging our teens to live extraordinary lives through the strength of a God who is able to do exceeding abundantly far more than we could ask or think!

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