Injustice is everywhere around us. It feels like people invent new ways to ignore basic human dignity each day. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by what I find when I scroll through my news feed. I ask with the prophet, “How long O Lord?”Read More
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Ministry Spark had a post about kids and learning. It reads, “Our mission is to teach with the end goal of life transformation rather than simply downloading information.” We need to used varied teaching techniques with intentionality in order to hit the different learning techniques of our students.
Simple Parenting had a post entitled “Parenting and the Mission of God”. It reads in part, “if ordinary Christians are willing to live lives of whole-hearted discipleship, the walls of secularism will begin to crack and crumble just as the walls of paganism did so long ago.” We need to remember we are in a battle and be prepared.
Crossway Publishers had a post encouraging parents who feel unequipped to disciple their kids. It says, “ … we need to transition from seeing discipleship as something we only do once a day with our kids, to seeing it as a lifestyle.” This is not something we do, rather it’s part of who we are.
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Many families mark the days of advent with a traditional advent calendar, opening a tiny door for each day leading up to Christmas. Our family advent tradition, the Jesse Tree, focuses on tracing the storyline of God’s family from Creation to Cross.Read More
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Ministry Spark had a post about preteen Bible engagement. It reads, “It’s imperative that we help kids see that God’s story is real, and, therefore, it’s important for them to understand it in context, or ‘surround sound’.” Helping kids make connections to the larger story of God’s redemptive history and their place in it, while hard, is the job of every parent and every youth worker who partners with parents.
Desiring God had a post on children and obedience. It says, ““Parents who do not teach their children to obey prepare them for a life out of step with God’s word.” This can be a hot topic in our culture, but it is a necessary one for Bible believing parents. Obedience to God part of what being a true believer is.
discipleFIRST had a post entitled “Do’s and Don’t of Disciple Making.” The kids This a very practical post geared towards pastors, but the same principles apply to parents as well. The author encourages us to stop talking about discipleship and simply start doing it.
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In 2010, Christianity Today International conducted a survey of nearly 3,000 church leaders and members. According to the survey, 20% of leaders knew of at least one convicted sex offender who was attending or was a member of their church. 80% of the respondents agreed that that sex offenders who have legally paid for their crime should be welcomed into churches. Here are twelve things to consider when crafting an attendance policy for registered sex offenders.Read More
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The Gospel Coalition had a post by Pastor Jeff Robinson on ways to ruin your kids. The post ends this way, “… God gives grace for deeply flawed parents like me, and that he can lead kids to walk straight with him in spite of their parents’ clumsiness.” Parents, we all going to make mistakes, what we need to do is learn from them and trust God in the midst of them.
Simple Parenting had a post about dangerous parenting idols. The post lists three that parents commonly struggle with. Parents, are these true of you? If so, read to the end of the post to learn how to identify and deal with them.
Scott Kedersha had a great post recently for married couples entitled, “The Right Question To Ask In the Bedroom”. It’s on marital intimacy. This is a good read for newly married couples as well as those who have been married for years.
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Do you know what’s more incredible than an all-access ticket to a football game? Hebrews tells us that we can boldly enter into the very presence of God. In today’s passage, we read, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:22–23).Read More
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Barnabas Piper had a post on kids and curiosity. He wrote, “Curiosity is that thing which fuels the best relationships with God and people, drives every sort of creativity, and opens our eyes to the world around us for pleasure and for mission.” He goes on to list ways that parents and pastors can keep kids curious.
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