BY KEVIN WELBORN
Since turning 35 a few months ago, one thought has crept into my mind several times. There is no coincidence that this is an election year AND I am just now old enough to be President of the United States of America. It must be fate. Nay, it is providence! Please disregard the millions that meet the presidential age requirement as well, this is not their destiny, it’s mine!
My VP picks would be (in order): Roger Staubach, Franklin Graham, and one of the guys from Dude Perfect.
Vice President Staubach scorches Putin with late rally at G8 summit. Why are we shocked? He’s been doing this for over 40 years!
Vice President Graham drops plane loads of supplies on impoverished area!
Vice President Dude Perfect knocks an apple off of the top of the Kremlin with a Frisbee!
Maybe I should run for president, all of these sound pretty incredible!
Seriously, people. Why would anyone in his or her right mind desire the be the President? Long hours, stress, tons of meetings with dignitaries and lobbyists. And, then, Hobby Lobbyists. This has to be excruciating! Every action that you would take could potentially be newsworthy, no matter how tiny the action or its consequences might be.
Here is the truth.
BY MATT COKER
Zombies are the it thing right now. It was vampires for a long time, but now it's gross zombies. Thanks "Walking Dead." Last year, I attempted to pitch a Vacation Bible School with a Zombie theme. I thought it was a perfect idea!
Here were the ideas I tweeted:
Most Vacation Bible School's go off without many hitches (never NO hitches, but often just a few). But every so often, a dark day hits a VBS and things go horribly, apocalyptically wrong. This is the War Diary of one such incident, recorded on the only available outlet of the author during captivity, Twitter:
VBS is a great place for kids to learn about Jesus and faith. But after being sent to the 7 in one Summer, some kids start to find some... flaws to complain about. Here are some of the best (worst) complaints about Vacation Bible School:
BY RICH DOUGLAS
As a Youth Pastor, I have the privilege of leading groups of students each year to different camps, some last just a couple days, or even a full week. Sometimes these camps are at a huge conference, where we’re among hundreds of students, and sometimes camps are just a dozen of us together in the wilderness. But after being in youth ministry for more than six years, I’ve started to see the same people at each camp. Maybe you remember these people, or you were one of these people…
1. The “Snack” Man
This was the guy you wanted to sit next to on the church van. With a snack bag he borrowed from Mary Poppins, he brings a never-ending supply of Pringles, Twizzlers, and any other food you could imagine. Sure, he always had Doritos on his fingers, but you didn’t care (as long as he didn’t wipe it on you in the church van).