Culture

What Does it Mean to Speak the Truth in Love?

At some point, we have all heard the admonition to “speak the truth in love.” But how exactly do we do that? And why? Where in Scripture are we instructed to “speak the truth in love?” So often we get this wrong in social media, in our churches, and in our families. And the damage […]

6 Guidelines for Discussing Sensitive Topics with Your Kids

Our social and political landscape is incredibly contentious. We need some guidelines to help us and our kids navigate these treacherous waters. In this episode of CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, I discuss how to talk about sensitive topics with your kids, telling them the truth – which can be offensive – but with love. How do […]

Ruth’s Résumé

I’m reading through the Old Testament rather slowly. I like to take the scenic route. The One Year Bible is great, but I like to savor the words and read all the study notes. I’ve made my way to the book of Ruth. These ancient women lived a very different life than we do today. […]

How Does the Christian Worldview Create the World We All Want to Live In?

Have you watched the news lately? We live in a seriously messed up world. Downing a half hour of current events is sure to make your blood pressure sky-rocket.  Does the Christian faith offer us some answers, some solutions? Yes. It does. And my latest podcast tells you how. It answers the question we all want to know, the […]

What Sets the Christian Worldview Apart from Other Worldviews?

Yep… I’ve got another couple of episodes on worldview in me. This topic is so rich and deep. I just couldn’t leave without sharing some bonus material with you. Now that we’ve got a solid foundation on the primary worldviews from the last podcast (naturalism, postmodernism, theism, polytheism, pantheism, pluralism, and moralistic to therapeutic deism) […]

What Worldviews are Competing with Your Kids Faith?

Our culture is in a war with our faith. The Biblical principles you are working to instill in your kids are under attack by competing worldviews, so you should learn more about them. Today, we’re getting brainy. But we’re also going to have a lot of fun. The subject of worldviews can be overwhelming and […]

Why Should We Teach Our Kids about Other Worldviews?

Some might argue that we should simply teach our kids the principles of the Christian faith and ignore other worldviews. Isn’t knowing the truth enough? I don’t think so. We want our kid’s faith to be challenged. Resistance creates strength. Lack of resistance creates a wimpy, flabby faith. In this episode, I will give you FIVE […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Your Kids about Other Worldviews

This article was originally published on Crosswalk and iBelieve. A few weeks ago, I was teaching some students the definition of a concept that one of the kids didn’t believe in. And honestly, I didn’t believe in it either. The kid eventually asked me, “Why do we need to learn this definition if we don’t believe […]

Is the Bible Just a Book Written by Some Ancient Dead Guys?

Have you ever wondered if the Bible was just a book written by some ancient dead guys? I bet your kids have. And if they haven’t yet, I bet they will. This is one of the primary complaints I hear from people who discount Scripture. And it is a strong motivating factor in the youth […]

How Do I Teach My Kids to Contend for Their Faith?

For your kids to stand strong in the faith, they must learn how to wrestle for it. In the third episode of my new Life Audio podcast, CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD, discover seven steps that you can take to help your children contend for their faith. Click on the image below to hear the podcast (or you can listen on […]