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Definition and Implications of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Back in October of 2015 I completed my master's thesis @ Wesley Seminary. It's one of those things that resides on my computer and sits in the stacks at Indiana Wesleyan University Library, but...

5 “What It Means to be a Man” Statements and 8 Marriage Anniversary Questions

This morning, my oldest daughter, Sari, who is 9 years-old, was digging through our journals. She wasn't meaning to do anything conniving, but it was a little unsettling when she walked into our bedroom...

Mission Trip to Hungary // Summer 2016

Over a year ago, the high school youth group that I lead was interacting with a developmental spiritual growth template. The stages are: Spiritually Dead Spiritual Infant Spiritual Child Spiritual Young Adult Spiritual Parent I ended up teaching this developmental paradigm...

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 and original purpose of Sunday schools, the author cites a...

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 Israelites were scared of the Philistines (fear). All they had...

1 Samuel: Prophet Samuel and the Israelites Want a King // What’s in the...

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 on us we had to leave God and live on...

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. Followers is an after-school program that Hayward Wesleyan Church does...

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 cry out the the LORD for help. God would raise up...

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 into the world (Genesis 3). God wants to rescue us from...

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 Jeremy, I was reading your post at Kidzmatter on Have You...

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 need to be able to wrestle with their dads. Everyday. They...

Holy People Make Us Uncomfortable // Quote

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

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