Keeping Instagram Safe

Should I let my daughter have Instagram? I’m asked that question frequently at my parenting workshops, and it’s no wonder. Almost every teen and tween has the photo-sharing app. If your kid doesn’t… their best friend does. Instagram was the fastest growing smartphone app of 2013’s top 10 Smartphone apps (Nielsen data), growing 66% last [Read More...]

What college men really need from the church

Maybe young guys are leaving Christianity because they are longing for a kind of discipleship they see in the movies, but can’t find in the local church. [Read more...]

How to wreck a pastor

Because of these frequent beat downs, some pastors develop a foxhole mentality. They avoid their people. They spend a lot of time in their study. They pack their schedules. They steer clear of their men. [Read more...]

Is father love welcome in the church?

Father love is like a vaccination: it causes momentary pain, but promotes long-term health. We hate to be on the receiving end of a needle, but we are better for it. [Read more...]

Gangs fathering the fatherless

“A gang gives you something that nothing in the world or no amount of money can give you: a family, an acceptance,” he said. [Read more...]

Why is National Bullying Prevention Month Important?

Every month of the year is some kind of an “awareness month.” In fact, for any given month, multiple causes claim that month as a time to make people aware of a particular need, disease, condition, fact, etc. Unfortunately, because of the abundance of these dedicated times, very few actually are able to draw a [Read More...]

Can We Put an End to Bullying?

Have you ever thought how much better the world would be if we could get rid of bullying? Don’t hold your breath; that’s not going to happen. Bullies aren’t going away. They never have, and they never will. October is Anti Bullying Awareness Month and I think that it’s a good thing. Too often, bullied [Read More...]

October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

I turned 57 last month. I suppose I’m getting to the point of life where I’m supposed to look back wistfully at my childhood and wish I could relive those moments. I have a hard time looking back wistfully at my childhood. You see, I was one of “those” kids. I was one of the [Read More...]


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