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The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer

TV Shows
OK, so there is this show on right now that actually sort of hurts me to watch. If you haven't seen "The Masked Singer" the idea is that "celebrities" dress up in elaborate costumes and then sing. The judges try to figure out who is under the mask. It is terrible. There really isn't any way to sugar coat it. It is not a good show. So why am I writing about it? Well I had in my head some sort of biblical point about the nature of celebrity and how our culture idolizes the wrong things. But when it came to actually writing it the whole thing just seemed forced. So I guess I just wanted to say that The Masked Singer is a terrible show.
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I am Sorry

I am Sorry

Uncategorized
It has been a long, long time since I have been regular about updating Nailscars.com and now the site really has lots a bunch of its functionality. Most of that was because of a virus and now I find myself sort of swimming in stuff trying to find the things that matter. What I think my goal for this year will be is to clean up the site, to remove most of the blog posts with their missing links and random ramblings and instead go with just a site that has creative ministry content. At least that is my goal right now. Until then, I am sorry for the mess. I hope you are able to find what you need.
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The Greatest Showman Bible Study “Come Alive” is Here

The Greatest Showman Bible Study “Come Alive” is Here

Complete Series, Youth Ministry Ideas
My Bible study based on The Greatest Showman is now available for purchase. The cost is $5 and you get 4 lessons in a pdf, full page artwork (seen above) a main title slide and a background slide. Click the link below to buy it now or check out the full product page at https://nailscars.com/complete-series/come-alive-the-greatest-showman-bible-study/ Buy now Contents: Week Bible Study PDFTitle GraphicFull Page GraphicBackground GraphicBlack and White Header GraphicStudent Handout for Each Lesson Week 1: Come Alive Song: Come AliveBible Passage: John 10:10 Overview: This Bible study looks at the idea that Jesus promises us not just eternal life in heaven, but abundant life that starts right now. It uses the cheesy acrostic of ZOMBIE to demonstrate what it looks like when Christians don’t live that abundant life and…
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IGTV Youth Pastor

Cool Stuff, Random Thoughts
So I am trying to figure out this whole IGTV thing. Instagram's new long form video platform hooked me with of all things a trailer for Aquaman (a movie I am not even all that excited about seeing). The fact that they had recut the trailer so that it fit in vertical instead of horizontal format intrigued me and opened my eyes to a whole different world of vertical video. So I thought I would try my hand at a regular feature on IGTV which I am calling the IGTV Youth Pastor. I am still working with the tools and things are not quite up for public consumption yet. If you are interested in checking out IGTV or using it here are some things I have discovered. There is no…
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The Summer Keeps Rolling Along

The Summer Keeps Rolling Along

Youth Pastoring
...but it is almost over. We have finished VBS, finished our last kid late night event, and just have a family mission trip to go before we are done with all of the summer events. Our youth are full steam ahead with band and sports so their lives are ramping up, but as a youth pastor mine is slowing down a bit. Which is a good thing. About this time every year I start to reevaluate my life. As I get older the hectic schedule of summer gets harder and harder. One of the big helps now is that one son is in the youth group and one is in the kid's ministry so I get to see them both a bunch, but honestly the pace of summer is daunting. I'm…
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