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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Philanthropy or Theology: Do We Have to Choose Just One?

Not too long ago, as I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a quote someone had posted that read: "Jesus doesn't care how much scripture we know. He cares about how we treat people." At first I didn't pay much attention to the quote, as I continued scrolling through other people's family …

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Beauty and the Beast: Responding to the Culture

Over the past few days there has been an uproar in Evangelical circles about a homosexual storyline that will be featured between two characters in Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. I am certainly not surprised by this, as our culture has been heading in this direction for a while now. Disney clearly …

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Church History: What Does It Matter to Me?

Do you know why your church believes the way it does? Is there any connection between your local church and the church of the previous 2,000 years? Is it important to know what the church believed and practiced during the 1st and 2nd centuries or even during the Medieval Period? What about the many denominations …

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Strangers and Exiles Seeking a Homeland

There are many ideas and opinions floating around concerning President Trump's recent executive order on refugees. Without a doubt, it's a touchy subject, and (maybe to your relief) I'm not writing this post to give my two cents on the matter. But this current "hot topic" in the news, along with the division, protests, and …

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Halloween Candy Stickers: A Great Way to Be a Light!

Every year I put these cute Halloween stickers on the candy we pass out to trick-or-treaters. The stickers are wonderful conversation-starters and are a great way to be a Gospel light to your neighborhood. I thought I would share them with you! Just click on each link to get a PDF version of the stickers. …

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