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What if life was like curling?

Over the winter my wife and I took up curling. Curling is that Winter Olympic sport that is televised on the 8 broadcast channel, and if you’re like me you’ll spend the whole Olympic season relearning the rules and strategy that … Continue reading

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5 ways to not get caught up in me during the holidays

Good morning blog. I know you’ve sat idle for some time and I’ll get back to why and what I’m doing about that. Today I’ll wake it up because recently I was asked a question that I think many parents will … Continue reading

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Viable Family Ministry Models Part 2 of 4

This is the much delayed (many months, sorry) second post in a four part series discussing different models of family ministry. In our first post, we talked about how two scholars (Timothy Paul Jones and Denise Kjesbo) have defined family … Continue reading

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Are there effective ways to raise the next generation?

If you ask me what is the most efficient way to teach my children to be spiritually whole, to be mature in their humanity, or to be disciples of Jesus Christ, you will stump me. Why am I stumped? Because … Continue reading

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Viable Family Ministry Models Part 1 of 4

[This is the first of a 4 part series discussing different models of family ministry.] After serving as a youth pastor in a small church for half a dozen years, Bobby received a call from the church of his childhood. … Continue reading

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Teaching your daughters to be preachers

I just accepted an opportunity to speak to a father/son camp this summer, which, of course, got me thinking about how I should talk to dads about discipling their sons. Since I don’t have sons, I started by thinking what … Continue reading

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Women are marrying down

The family is changing. A recent Pew report show that women are now more educated than their husbands. This is the first time in history that women surpass their spouses in this category. As one looks at the data, it … Continue reading

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Husbands or wives can be breadwinners in the family

Let me write this in defense of many good men who, I think, are being led down the wrong path. Let me write this in support of many good women who are being relegated to a singular calling. Let me … Continue reading

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Discipleship is a human interactive process

I feel better knowing that a human, Joshua DuBois, took interest in Barak Obama’s soul. I’m just as excited to know that the President takes these devotionals seriously. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25456907 Who is waiting our there for your messages of Christ’s love?

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7 Reasons to Not Shop on Thanksgiving Day

The trend for earlier celebrations of the holidays has bothered me for some time now. This year, while looking for school supplies in August, I discovered that the back to school aisle had already been converted to Halloween candy. Of … Continue reading

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