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Is Sunday School Dying a Slow Death?

About a year ago, USA Today ran an article entitled: Has the sun set on Sunday school? After taking some time to report on the inception...

1 Samuel: King Saul // What’s in the Bible?

King Saul The Israelites had the meanest bunch of enemies they had ever seen: the Philistines. They came from the sea around 1100 BC. The...

1 Samuel: Prophet Samuel and the Israelites Want a King //...

Review A long time ago God created man and woman. We fell, we sinned, we ignored God and went our own way. With the stain of sin...

Dear Parents: Here’s Some Language You Can Use with Your Children

I just sent this letter to the parents of our Followers students regarding what happened with the story we interacted with this past Monday....

Ruth // What’s in the Bible?

Review of Judges: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzEAmeM7Qj0?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0] source YouTube Cycle of Apostasy Israelites would abandon God and worship idols. God would send them an oppressor to punish his people. The Israelites would...

Judges // What’s in the Bible?

Review of Genesis thru Joshua God made people to be close to him (Genesis 1-2). But our bad choices has broken God's creation and brought death...

This Is My Family’s Working Discipleship Plan

I received this email from a children's pastor a few weeks ago and I'd been thinking about how to respond. Here is the email: Hi...

Dads Need to Wrestle With Their Sons… Everyday

The longer I work with children and then watch them grow up into teenagers and young adults, I believe this to be true about boys: They...

Holy People Make Us Uncomfortable // Quote

source "Almost Christian," Kenda Creasy Dean, p. 38

How Important, Really, is Christianity?

Kenda Creasy Dean, in her book, "Almost Christian," details what most of American religion seems to be centered around: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism. On page 43, Dean...

Why Christians Practice Hospitality // Quote

source "Almost Christian," Kenda Creasy Dean, p. 33

When the Holy Spirit Humiliated Me

From my journal dated: June 1, 2014 Last Wednesday night, after small group, Alex Pena wanted to talk with me. He asked what I was...

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