Parenting: The Heart of the Matter

I often jokingly say that before I became a parent, I was the "perfect parent." Can anyone relate? At times I would criticize others and the way they parented their children, believing that I would have handled unpleasant situations rightly and that my child would never [insert random act of disobedience here]. Sadly, I assumed that snotty-nosed …

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The World and the Christian: Made for Each Other?

What is the proper posture for a Christian to take towards the world? Should Christians retreat from the world and live in isolation? Should we look down upon the world in criticism and condemnation? Should we just go “all in” and look no different from the world at all? Or is there some other way? …

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Not Just Another Halloween: Why the Protestant Reformation Matters to You

What is the Protestant Reformation? For many, October 31, 2017 will be just another Halloween, as super heroes, goblins, and farm animals march up to your doorstep exclaiming, "Trick or treat," as they eagerly wait for candy to be dropped into their buckets. For others, however, October 31, 2017 is truly significant, marking the 500th …

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Smartphone: Friend or Foe… or Both?

Do you own a smartphone? Odds are you do, especially if you're reading this blog post. And if you do own a smartphone, then you have firsthand knowledge of this amazing device which serves as not only a phone but also a calendar, Bible, camera, calculator, alarm clock, and flashlight, while storing music, books, magazines, …

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My Not-So-Quiet “Quiet Time”

I'm hard-pressed to find uninterrupted daily devotional time with the Lord these days. My so-called "quiet time" is usually broken up into small nuggets throughout the day and is hardly ever actually quiet. Whenever I've had plans to get up early and study God's Word before my son's typical waking time or to sneak out …

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