Would I Have Been a Slave Owner? Thoughts on Racial Reconciliation

While growing up, it was not at all uncommon for history lessons in school to cover the topic of slavery in America, especially every February during Black History Month. Horrified by some of the gruesome stories I heard, I would shake my head in disbelief and wonder how anyone could have been a slave owner, …

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My Son is Not a Good Boy: Parenting Amid the Self-Esteem Movement

Let me start by saying that my son, for the most part, is a well-behaved child. While our family has certainly had our fair share of dinners disrupted by screaming and tears, my son is generally rather obedient. He’s usually quick to share his toys and snacks, says “please” and “thank you,” and more often …

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Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep It Holy… Or Not?

As a pastor, I’m frequently asked whether the fourth commandment in Scripture to “remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” still applies to believers today. This is an honest question as many Christians strive to uphold the Ten Commandments, yet there appears to be little consistency and even little explanation pertaining to the commandment …

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