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Jesus on Parenting Teens: You are not God

If we want our teens to embrace Christianity, we can’t just take them to church or simply talk about it.  We have to be living it!  There is a difference between being religious and modeling Christ, and teens can spot that a mile away.  They want, and need, authentic believers to show them the way. […]

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Jesus on Parenting Teens: Relax, Jesus Will Seek Them

This is another installment in a series of posts entitled “Jesus on parenting teens”.  I’m prayerfully working my way through the gospels to dig out gems of parenting wisdom from Jesus Himself.    JESUS SEEKS THEM  (Matthew 4:12-25) As a Christian parent, there’s nothing I want more than for my kids to be radically sold […]

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Where are all the stories of hope?

I’m saddened by the current trend in Christendom to tear each other down. There are scores of blogs, written by Christians, devoted to picking apart various factions of the church.  Some of these are written with the intent of calling out false prophets, and others are written out of passion for a particular theology.  All […]

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Modeling honesty and integrity

I have to share something I just witnessed in the grocery store.  As I was bagging my groceries, I noticed a woman and two young children in the line behind me.  She said to the cashier, “We have 3 doughnuts, so please add those to our bill.  I also want you to add 2 more […]

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Love in the church: shallow and narrow

Think back to the last time you wronged somebody.  Maybe you didn’t necessarily sin against that person, but you did something which unintentionally hurt someone else. How did you respond?  Did you apologize or did you defend your behavior? Imagine this…imagine you owned up to your behavior, even though you felt the whole thing was […]

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Discovering the lost art of shutting up

“Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for them.”  Proverbs 26:12 I just finished scrolling through my Facebook and Twitter feeds this morning.  As usual, there are strong opinions voiced about politics, sports, and the latest controversial evangelical pastor. We all think we are […]

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Do people identify me correctly?

A recent poll conducted by Pew Research found the number of Americans who believe that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now accounts for nearly 20 percent of the nation’s population.  (Washington Post article) President Obama claims to be a Christian.  So why does one-fifth of the population not […]

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