by Chuck Lawless “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. –Matthew 18:3 Editor: this post originally appeared at ChuckLawless. The stress of being a children’s or student minister or lay leader today must be intense at times. Children and young people seem… Read More Pastors Should Be Involved With Children’s Ministry – 10 Reasons Why
by Candice Watters Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. -Galatians 6:6 Editor: this post originally appeared here. Reading aloud to your children is one of the best things you can do for them, and with them. It makes a huge difference in their learning.… Read More Read Aloud To Your Children
And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” -John 8:7 Maddi Runkles’ story has drawn no shortage of headlines. I relate to it. Like her, I live in Maryland. Like her, I’ve… Read More The Sin Of Pregnancy?
You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” -Matthew 16:23 When we encounter some of Peter’s exchanges in the Gospels he, more often than not, looks foolish. No shortage of preachers and pastors have made him the butt of… Read More Help! I’m Drowning!
by Rick Malm But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. -Galatians 4:4-5 Editor: this post originally appeared here. Bob and Carol were an amazing couple. As a… Read More Growing Up Christian And Rejecting God
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. -Hebrews 4:15 I remember the first community group that my wife and I led. We were newly married and I was in seminary. The… Read More Sins Of Omission
Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can… Read More 3 Ways To Love “Them”
And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 18:2-3 I was six years old when I went to my first funeral. My agnostic parents and grandparents explained… Read More Disney & The Death Of Innocence
I’m over at Premier Youth & Children’s Work today writing about the differences between volunteering out of duty and volunteering out of joy. You can read the whole article HERE. [Photo Credit: zeevveez Flickr via Compfight cc]
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed –Luke 4:18 In generations past older women trained the younger in how to best prepare for and navigate marriage. This was the way God intended it to be (Titus 2:4). With the… Read More Sexual Stockholm Syndrome