Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. As a twenty year youth ministry veteran, she speaks regularly at youth ministry conferences and is the author or co-author of a number of books including Deep Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.
After a California judge ruled strip clubs could remain open during the pandemic, some church leaders defying lockdown orders jokingly said they would convert their churches to family friendly strip clubs. Now, however, they may not have to be so witty after a big SCOTUS win.
"Standing in the pulpit is nothing to play with," says former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry. "The devil will put a choke hold on you. He will strangle you if you're not equipped. I learned that early when I got into ministry."