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Sean Lowe

Why Does Your Kid Know Who I Am?

One of the best parts about being “The Bachelor” is meeting the show’s fans wherever we go. But sometimes the fans seem a little on the .... YOUNG side.

This Is Not A Blog

Our Surprising “Ice Bucket Challenge”

It's for a good cause, but do we REALLY want ice water dumped on us?

Ask Shaunti

How Do I Respect My Husband When He Makes So Many Mistakes?

Dear Shaunti, I really struggle with the whole ‘respect your husband’ thing you talk about in your book For Women Only. How do I do that? My husband has a huge amount of pride and is unable to accept any criticism or failure on his part; he always throws mistakes back on me. I can’t [Read More...]

Tinsel

Beyond God’s Not Dead: Three Better Films About Clashing Worldviews

It’s high time to look past "God's Not Dead" and examine three far superior movies from the past year ("The Unbelievers," "Philomena," and "Broken Circle Breakdown") that prominently featured clashing believer and unbeliever characters.

Building Cathedrals

Back To School Rules

Yesterday I packed up my boys, helped them buckle their belts and wipe their faces, and sent them off on their first day of school. It felt for a moment like the heavens parted and glory rained down upon my motherly soul. Thank you, Jesus! We made it. But what about the preparations?! How does [Read More...]

Church for Men

Between Boredom and Blood

Christians live in the tension between these two poles. We long for the freedom and adventure that comes with following the Lion of Judah. Yet we continually try to tame this lion by creating stable, predictable church and devotional lives.

Searching for Tom Sawyer

Are Children’s/Youth Ministries the New Leper Colonies?

The little children were being brought to Jesus in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them…(Matthew 20:13) The disciples had a knack for protecting Jesus from those they considered unimportant. They wanted to send away the 5000 to feed themselves. They wanted [Read More...]

The Homeschool Chronicles

Andrew Jackson On The $20 Bill: Let’s Not Hide From History

As we were watching an episode of We Shall Remain, the PBS series about Native Americans, Zach said, “I just can’t see anything else where the Americans are the bad guys.” Ezra replied, “Yeah, it’s freakin’ me out.” It’s not that we hadn’t studied awful aspects of American history before.  We studied the role of [Read More...]

Wordy Nerdy

Who Needs God?

A ministry dirty secret is how hard you can work for the Kingdom of God without actually needing God at all. Read how spiritual direction is different.

A Few Grown Men

The wisdom of lying on your back, looking up into the sky

We're always told to be busy, look busy. But I wonder, is that truly the best way to go?

Does Church Need to Be More Manly?

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