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?
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?
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
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
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 then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God -Ephesians 2:19 From time to time the discussion emerges regarding the identity of Christians. Is it proper for us to refer to ourselves as sinners? Or since we have been bought by… Read More Am I A Saint Or A Sinner?
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?
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
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. -1 Corinthians 13:11 Of all the prayer requests I get in ministry one of the most frustrating goes something like this: “would you pray for my boyfriend/girlfriend… Read More Help, I’m In Love With A Non-Believer
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?