They received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. -Acts 17:11 If you were to poll teenagers in your church and ask them who Sabellius was, how many blank stares do you think you’d receive? Would any of them have a working knowledge of who he… Read More Teaching Teens To Swim In The Stream Of Orthodoxy
by Adam Bayne Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. -Proverbs 11:14 Editor: this post was adapted with permission from Adam Bayne’s Blog. A friend once sent me an email asking me the following questions about kids ministry. Here’s how I responded: 1. What are 3 big… Read More 3 Questions For Children’s Ministers
If a man fathers a hundred children and lives many years, so that the days of his years are many, but his soul is not satisfied with life’s good things, and he also has no burial, I say that a stillborn child is better off than he. -Ecclesiastes 6:3 The Wall Street Journal confirms what… Read More Dads Are Important
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. -Proverbs 22:6 You’ve heard of helicopter parenting. You’ve met tiger moms. But what about python parenting? They do more than restrict freedom; they constrict life out of their children. The way constrictor snake breeds… Read More Do You Parent Like A Python?
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!
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
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. -Psalm 127:3 J.D. Greear offers some great insights on pastors leading their families: The most important task we have as pastors is to teach the next generation the gospel. Don’t overlook the first mission field of your family. God has… Read More Leading Your Family In God’s Gardens
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. -Matthew 5:41 I know this is the sort of title that seems like provocative click bait. It is the type of statement that some emergent church guy would say regarding the exclusivity of Christianity. That’s not what I mean though. I… Read More The Journey Is More Important Than The Destination