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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 […]

What Can We Do about the Massive Youth Exodus?

An astronomical number of Christian young people are leaving the faith after they leave the nest. A recent New LifeWay Research survey shows that two-thirds of Christian youth stop attending church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22. A study from the Assemblies of God shows that “at least half and possibly over two-thirds […]

Why Are So Many Kids Falling Away from the Faith?

WELCOME to the debut episode of my new podcast with LIFE AUDIO… CHRISTIAN PARENT/CRAZY WORLD! Yes, I have a new podcast. It’s the perfect time to start a podcast, isn’t it? I’m kidding. The timing is terrible. Everyone and their mother and their mother’s brother has a podcast. Literally. Leave it to me to wipe […]

Selah Award Finalist!

I am honored to have this labor of love selected as a finalist in this year’s Selah Awards for “Best Online Article.” Sometimes you plant a seed and it takes a while to grow. Most articles that I write take a couple of weeks, tops. Not this one. I researched this material for over a […]

Does Scripture Oppress or Liberate Women?

Scripture gets a bad rap when it comes to women. I’ve always considered this fact a bit odd because when you compare the depiction of women in Scripture to other ancient literature and historical accounts, the Bible is revolutionary. Homer portrayed women as objects, war prizes, pawns, and possessions, “the cause of all conflict and suffering” in […]

How Should Christians Talk to Their Kids about LGBTQ Issues?

We were watching an episode of House Hunters on HGTV. My first grader looked at me with inquisitive eyes. “Why does that family have two daddies?” she wondered. The question hit me out of left field. I didn’t expect this topic to come up while watching a home improvement show. Agenda-driven television isn’t reserved for prime […]

Should Christians Be Concerned by the LGBTQ Direction of Hallmark Movies?

Last December, I wrote an article giving five reasons to be careful when watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Overall, the article was a light-hearted endorsement of this network which has remained committed to family entertainment. The concerns weren’t deeply disturbing. They simply highlighted areas where one ought to be cautious. Now, there is a sixth reason to be […]