Entries by Drew Powell

Positive Persecution

In a recent study by the Barna Group, it was found that younger generations of Americans (those between the ages of 18 and 44) are more accepting of Pentecostal and Charismatic beliefs than older generations. Younger generations also believe in the Holy Spirit at higher rates. These results reflect the increased spirituality of younger generations. […]

Hyphen How To’s from The Community Meeting

At the Panorama-themed Community Meetings in August, Adam Shaw and Kristin Keller presented an overview of this generation of Hyphens, Millennials, and ways that Hyphen leaders – pastors, young adult leaders, and lay leaders – can lead this generation of Hyphens well. Some of the main topics include: Hyphen’s key demographic Characteristics of Millennials Implications […]

The Anti-Christ Culture

2 Thessolonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed , the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he […]

Have You Been Stamped?

The Hyphen Tour is a boutique event that allows for relationship building, purposeful interactions, powerful worship, and focused preaching and teaching. It is a life-changing experience! This year we are asking Hyphens everywhere a simple question: “Have you been stamped?” What does it mean to be stamped? Hyphens need God’s stamp of approval and anointing […]

Postmodern Leavers

One of the books that I am currently reading is Generation Ex-Christian, Why young adults are leaving the faith…and how to bring them back, by Drew Dyck. I highly recommend this book to all pastors and young adult leaders. In one passage, the author discusses some lessons he’s learned in talking to postmodern leavers. These […]


Here’s a little tip. The next time you’re at a party, and the conversation starts to lull, bust out this little philosophical gem, “Does a fish know that it’s in water?” On second thought, unless your party is severely on the nerdy side, you may want to keep that question to yourself. However, it does […]

Get Stamped: Tour Theme 2014

At current market value, if you owned 33.4 grams of gold it would be worth approximately $1371. This seems like a lot of money, especially if you’re a college student, but if this same 33.4 grams of gold were stamped with a Saint-Gaudens double eagle, it would be worth closer to 8 million dollars. The […]

Playing the Game of Life

Have you ever wondered why people make the decisions that they do? Have you ever stepped back and looked at your own life, and thought, what in the world am I doing? What makes some people sever their relationship with God and the church, while others can overcome obstacles and keep going? As I was […]