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June 2, 2018
6 Ways to Arm Yourself During Busy Seasons
Gary Derbyshire

I don’t know about you, but as a Youth Pastor, summer is an overwhelmingly busy season for me. Tomorrow I lead the start of my church’s Vacation Bible School week, easily the largest single event we do all year. Four days after VBS ends, I take the youth group to summer camp in Southern California […]

May 26, 2018
A Youth Pastor's Prayer
Gary Derbyshire

The following is how I have been praying for the children, teens, and college students in my church largely inspired by Jesus’s prayer in John 17. I invite you to join with me in prayer for the young generation:   Lord of all the earth, I pray for the children and young adults that you […]

May 11, 2018
3 Christian Doctrines Mormons Believe with Very Different Meanings
Gary Derbyshire

Recently, a few of my students asked if I could send them a few Bible verses with which to compare with the Book of Mormon. I get this kind of request all the time, so I thought I would do a quick post about it. The short answer is the difference between Mormonism and Christianity […]

May 2, 2018
5 Ways for the Christian to Get Eaten
Gary Derbyshire

I know it’s a weird title, but hey, I didn’t write the Bible. I just believe and preach it. In His famous charge to 72 evangelists, Jesus says a very ironic thing. He tells a bunch of people with an eternal Gospel to proclaim to strangers that they are lambs in the midst of wolves […]

April 25, 2018
The American Epidemic of Theological Obesity
Gary Derbyshire

It comes as no surprise to the world that Americans have a weight problem. In general, energy we do not use is stored as fat, an excess of which can be harmful to the body. However, just as our obsession with sugar-rich foods, excess, and comfort has led to an outright epidemic of physical obesity […]

April 11, 2018
6 Reasons I Don’t Babysit My Children
Gary Derbyshire

Starting in my younger adult years and now into fatherhood, I heard dads use this phrase quite regularly, “No, I can’t make it to [whatever gathering], I’m babysitting [my kids].” They usually mean they are home alone with their children while their wife is out running an errand or doing something for herself. That phrase […]

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