youth ministry

Earning the right to be heard

By Duffy Robbins “Let him (or her) who has a mouth to speak listen to what the audience says…” One of those youth ministry proverbs that we hear over and over again is this: “You’ve got to earn the right to be heard.” Kids will not donate their attention. Wise youth workers will always shape […]

Speaking to the heart and head

By Duffy Robbins As a young college student and a relatively new Christian, I still remember devouring Josh McDowell’s book, Evidence That Demands a Verdict. It had just been released, an almost encyclopedic inventory of facts and historical references that gave credence to the claims of the Christian faith. It made a huge impact on […]

What we speak and what they hear

By Duffy Robbins There’s a brilliant French TV commercial from the French film industry promoting the notion that people need to see a movie in the theater to fully understand the movie. To really get the point of the spot, you have to understand that the documentary film, March of the Penguins, released here in […]