Dane Jackson

September 27, 2021

Every Teenager Is a Walking Bundle of Questions

For students you know, the questions driving them today may be about friends, race, money, grades, abuse, justice, sports, future, family, social media, or mental health. Sometimes their questions leak out and are muttered aloud. More commonly, they remain bottled inside a teenager’s curious mind and conflicted soul. We’ll never […]
September 1, 2021

I NEED You, Providence Family

Providence Baptist Church Family, I need you. The past 18 months have been … well … a lot of things. Over that time, George and I, and so many others on the Student Ministry team, have been given space and time to adapt, create, fail, think, reflect, dream, hope, break, […]
August 1, 2021

Nights to Remember

During the week of July 5-9, our Student Ministry hosted a week of “Night Camp” for students who have completed 6th-12th grades. This was in response to cancelling both Passport camp and the annual high school mission trip due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Throughout the week, students and adults engaged […]
July 1, 2021

To the Class of 2021

“God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go! This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?'” – Romans 8:14-15 (MSG)   Graduates!    Great transition is happening in this season […]
June 1, 2021

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Alfred Lord Tennyson, in his famous poem “Ulysses,” spoke of the virtues of perseverance and optimism. After the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, Tennyson struggled through a period of deep despair (which he eventually overcame) to begin writing again. Many of his poems are about the temptation to give […]
May 1, 2021

Grace in the Wind

March 4, 2021

Lent and the Pigeon’s Nest

“There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise; but I cannot do it. Yet at some insipid moment when I may possibly be thinking of floor wax or pigeon eggs, the opening of a beautiful prayer may come up from […]
February 2, 2021

We All Need Resurrection

The word “lent” isn’t in the Bible, but the concept is. The word itself comes from the Old English and German words for “spring” and “long.” During the 40 or so days from Ash Wednesday to Easter, the days grow longer as we enter into spring. We begin in the […]
January 1, 2021

The “Best” Things

I hope you’re excited about the new year! I am—and not just because 2020 was … well … not great. New Years always offers us new hope and promise. But right now, I want you to take a moment to reflect on what’s happened in your life in the past […]