Why Churches Make so few Disciples

So why doesn’t Pastor Wally re-arrange his schedule so he can spend more time discipling people? It would mean the death of his church – and the end of his job. Read more

This Veteran’s Day: You’ve Been Given Much

This Veterans Day, I wish we might glimpse anew the freedom we’ve been handed. I wish we would read books about veterans and watch war movies and talk to veterans and rent rooms from them. I wish we’d pray that future generations will never be called upon to make the same sacrifices as those who gave up everything for the sake of freedom. Read more

The Original Giant Bully

In light of the recent allegations of ‘bullying’ between two NFL behemoths that have the media in such a dither, I thought I would weigh in on the issue.  Rather than post the original blog I intended and risk getting skewered on the rapier of public opinion for my traditional (i.e.: old fashioned) views, I thought I would reconnect with the original story involving a giant bully to see how it was dealt with. I am a big fan on… Read more

Getting Teenagers Talking

Let’s face it. It’s not always easy to engage a teenager in meaningful conversation. If you’re a parent of a teen, you know exactly what I’m talking about. But why is it so difficult to get a teen to open up? Probably because we are talking to them about the wrong thing… Read more

Our Grandfather, which art in Heaven

Do you believe in the real God? Or have you created a fantasy god inside your head? Read more

Is Your Life Worthy of Your Calling?

One question that changes everything: Is your life worthy of the calling you’ve received? Read more

Where Can Parents go When They Need a Tuneup?

As a family and parenting advocate I get the pleasure of meeting a wide variety of people who are passionate about improving the lives of families and children.  Since I believe that the more people who are exposed to the many excellent programs out there the better it is for everyone, I enjoy partnering with and helping to promote interesting new programs whenever possible. Abby Bordner has developed Relationship Based Parenting (relationshipbasedparenting.com) and in the past year she has produced… Read more

5 Parenting Tips You Don’t Typically Hear

As a parenting author, I’ve seen hundreds of parenting books and read countless articles. Often, they are echoing the same principles. I’m not knocking it… I’ve written numerous articles about the biggies that parents often neglect, like spending more time with your kids. But here are 5 tips you don’t find being taught in the parenting circuit very often. 1. Wanna be a good dad? Then be a good husband first. Want your kids to feel safe, loved and valued?… Read more

Why the media ignores the war on Christians

How can we blame the media for failing to tell this story when we refuse to tell it ourselves? Read more

How the Band of Brothers can Point us to God

A bulldozer had cut a jagged swathe up Mount Currahee, the 3 ½ mile-long incline at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. One company of soldiers—about 140 men—grunted up the trail early one morning in August 1942. They were the men of the now-legendary Easy Company. After almost two years of hard training at Toccoa they parachuted into Normandy on D-Day and into Holland for Operation Market-Garden. They fought their way through Belgium, France and Germany while surviving overwhelming odds in the harshest… Read more