Those unfamiliar with the world of communications often consider journalism and public relations “the same thing,” but their objectives are different. In journalism, a journalist gathers and selects information with the primary purpose of educating the public with newsworthy stories. Journalists often do not and should not write from one side of an issue because their work is usually… Continue reading Journalism and Public Relations: How does Young Life fit in?
John Moore and Paul Nevin are both photojournalists. It is their job to capture moments that tell a story and impact those who see them. These photos should “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” But it is also their job to make sure their representations regarding non-Western populations are are ethic and avoid stereotypes.… Continue reading Ethics in the World of Photojournalism
As she walked down the hallways of one of her son’s schools, a student came up and asked her “do you smile at everybody?” She tries to. Raised by two strong parents of faith, she was shown how to serve well and how to stretch beyond boundaries, becoming friends and family with people she never expected. Now realizing there’s a… Continue reading Meet Crystal VanHekken
When I became a Young Life leader, looking the part wasn’t necessarily new to me, because the look is similar to what camp counselors wear and I knew a majority of female leaders wore t-shirts two sizes too large and Nike runnings shorts or leggings like these counselors. But what I didn’t pay attention to… Continue reading Looking Like a Young Life Leader
If you’ve never attended a Young Life camp, I can only recommend that you do. This weekend (Jan. 27- Jan. 29) I had the opportunity to travel to Timber Wolf Lake located in Lake City, Michigan with the Greater Holland Area’s WyldLife teams for “Winter Weekend”. The weekend’s highlight included a talent show in which anyone… Continue reading WyldLife Winter Weekend at Timber Wolf Lake—A Young Life Camp
Welcome to my site! Through this blog I will write about Young Life in the Greater Holland Area… the local events happening and the people affiliated with it. If you don’t know, Young Life is a Christian ministry who’s mission is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Young… Continue reading An Introduction