The most important sections of any book are the first and last chapters.
The beginning provides context for the middle. And the end provides “the rest of the story” that makes every story complete.
It’s impossible to understand a story by staying trapped in the middle, or circling around a few pages. But this is exactly how most people experience the Bible.
In my previous post, I noted two concerning, and connected, trends
– Young people walking away from faith
– Biblical literacy dramatically declining among young people (and adults)
As promised, this is the first of five pillars to teach your family. That means five ways to help your family grow up to understand truth, and to walk more confidently in the faith.
As parents, we’re on the lookout for things that might harm our kids. It’s instinctive to annihilate dangers in their path: germs, foods additives, diseases, preservatives, and a steady diet of sugar. I’m pretty sure Stephanie and I will give our future grandkids plenty of cookies and ice cream, but right now it drives us crazy when the grandparents hand out candy. Like families of faith, we try to protect our children... Read More