The angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. -Revelation 14:19 “Passing a background check doesn’t mean you’re not a child molester. It just means you’ve never been caught.” I drop this truth bomb on pretty… Read More Are Your Children Safe In Church?
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
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
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
by Bob Kelleman But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. -Matthew 6:6 Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared at RPM Ministries. Today we learn how to pray the Lord’s… Read More Praying The Lord’s Prayer For Our Children
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. -1 Corinthians 10:31 Between the ages of 12-14 I had a paper route and used just about every dollar I made to buy video games. Most all of my waking hours not spent eating or in school were spent playing… Read More What’s Better Than Video Games?
by Nicholas T. Batzig My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. -James 5:19-20 Editor: this post originally appeared at Feeding On Christ. Of… Read More What Should We Do When They Stray?
Editor: an earlier version of this post originally appeared on The Youth Ministry Blog in February of 2015. In my last post I used the metaphor of a tumor to describe an unhealthy youth ministry in contrast to the Bible’s imagery for the “church body.” In this follow-up post I want to highlight some of the… Read More Youth Ministry? That’s Not In The Bible!
God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. -1 Corinthians 12:24-26 Editor: a version… Read More A Tumor on The Body
by Charlie Self Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. -Ephesians 6:4 Editor: this post originally appeared at the Acton Institute Power Blog. The spate of Planned Parenthood videos raises many issues, one of which is the importance of nurturing the lives… Read More Insights On Parental Discipleship-Nurture In The Economy Of Love