When an Argument Turns Sour

You can find the reason...and it usually has little to do with the actual argument

I asked the question on my Facebook page, “Think of an argument you had with someone, but you lost (or at least feel like you did). What was the argument?” My friend, Andrew, responded, and his explanation became a perfect example of when an argument turns into a disaster.

Debate Camp 2017

Competitors assembled in Colorado for debate training

I wish you were there! These debaters are ready for Season 18 competition, that’s for sure. Magic happens when you mix excellent coaching with mountain hikes, ropes courses and a Bible camp atmosphere. Join us next year, but for now, enjoy these pictures…

Open and Closed Competitive Environments

Should debate cases and flows be shared with others?

My publishing company and ministry train debaters throughout the United States in three different leagues. There are two methodologies out there: OPEN and CLOSED. The former is definitely better than the latter.

Once you run a case in a round, consider the whole world knows about it.

Debate in New Braunfels

I road-tripped to Texas for an awesome debate tournament

Two coaches + 15 kids = road trip to Texas! I was the tournament photographer, too, for the NB500 Speech and Debate Tournament in New Braunfels. Check out my favorite photos…

Selfie with the winners of Lincoln-Douglas debate!

The Shack Is About Trauma, not the Trinity

Theological explanations mean little, and they miss an important message

For those who have experienced trauma, The Shack (the novel and now movie) is a profound story that has extreme power to heal. But to some, The Shack is heresy and evil. Let me explain the conflict between the two.

The Shack is a run-away bestseller that attempts to explain how God is with us through our pain.