After the birth of Jesus, God wanted the word out. An occasion like this warrants some visitors. I doubt there were in-laws in the manger waiting area. And wise men wouldn’t appear until much later, after the news died down. This was before Facebook and Instagram. Mary wasn’t the hashtag kind of girl, anyways. #mywaterbroke… #tiredofsittingonadonkey… Nope. Nor was Joseph passing out cigars, fist-bumping the innkeeper while fumbling...Read More
For many families, school will soon be out! How about reading the Bible together this Summer?
I know what you’re thinking. Is that even possible?Read More
Why is “listeningversus readingversus studying” even controversial?
It has to do with how we’re trained to interact with the Bible.Read More
The holiday decorations are being put up. Candy canes appear at the grocery store checkout area. Most people enjoy the seasonal celebration, but there’s also a tension in the air.
Christian families want Christmas to be more spiritual, less commercial—more about Jesus and less about Santa.Read More
Naturally, when it comes to the Christmas story, Mary receives most of the attention. A virgin teenage mother gives birth to the Christ child—what a headline!
Often Joseph appears as a tag-along character, with donkeys, shepherds, and wise guys. But Joseph’s role in the story, and his unique ancestry, is monumental.Read More
Whether you’re reading the Bible as a family this Summer, or simply seeking to lead your family in faith, you might be wondering…
Shouldn’t we be having “spiritual” conversations as a family?Read More
In 2016, I accepted the challenge to read the Bible in 60 days. Since then I’ve led hundreds of people, from all around the world, through a power-read journey of the scriptures.
But this Summer, I wanted to help families, including their teen children, have the experience of seeing the big picture of the Bible.
So I’ve planned an opportunity (see link below) for you to read the Bible as a family for 60 days. Instead of reading the entire Bible, this reading plan covers forty percent of the text…Read More
For many families, school is out! How about reading the Bible together this Summer?
I know what you’re thinking. Is that even possible? Reading the Bible as a family?
As someone who’s led hundreds of people though the Bible, I can say it is possible, even in a home with busy teenagers. But you need the right expectations and a solid plan.Read More
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.Read More
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