Debunking the 8 Most Popular Myths about Christian Education

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It would be sinful for me to send my children to a public school in America.I'm not saying it would be sinful for you to do so, but I could not do it with a clean conscience.And therefore, to do so would be sinful for me.My parents took great pains to ensure I received a distinctly Christian education and I am doing the same for my children.Over my dozen years in Christian education, I interviewed a lot of parents and students.And I do mean a lot.I got to hear just … [Read more...]

2015: A Bloody Year for Christianity

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2015 was bloody year to be a Christian.With today’s media making such a fuss about Islamaphobia, homophobia or any other perceived slight against other groups, Americans may have been distracted from a very intense and ongoing persecution of Christians around the world.It shows no sign of weakening in 2016.In the words of Open Doors, an organization founded in 1955 to assist persecuted Christians, 2015 has been “the most violent and sustained attack on Christian faith in modern hi … [Read more...]

10 Topics Every Christian Couple Should Discuss before Marriage

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How do I know the person God wants me to marry?My son asked me this question not long ago. It's a question I get often from readers trying to figure out what God wants them to do next.On the one hand, the question is much simpler than we make it. On the other hand, it is far more nuanced than we'd like to admit.Almost 18 years have passed since my wife and I said I do. Six kids later, we're rapidly approaching that time in life when our own children will be deciding when to get … [Read more...]

Why I’m Still Struggling to Sing in Your Church

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A few years ago, I wrote a post finally just being honest about what I thought about modern church worship music in evangelical circles. It struck a chord as I discovered I was not alone in my frustration.I wanted to sing—and to sing in a way that didn't make me feel as if I were back in grade school—and a lot of other people did, too.Many people came out of the worship closet then, saying they had left the church entirely because of the pathetic state of music.Although I don't en … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Help Syrian Refugees Right Now

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When I wrote about Syrian refugees a few weeks ago, I said it is not bigoted or unloving — and definitely not un-Christian — to protect the safety of our families and our homeland.But that doesn’t mean I don’t care about the families fleeing for their lives.  And whether they are Christian or Muslim should not matter one bit.Christ has called us to be wise and gentle, both protecting the innocent and generously giving to those in need. The two are not contradictory.The question no … [Read more...]

Rubio Is Right: Obey God, Not the Supreme Court

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Senator and Republican Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio turned some heads on the Left recently by saying we should obey God rather than men.The fact that such a simple statement would provoke controversy at all signals just how far our freedoms have already slipped.What Rubio said is nothing new. It is what nearly every Christian -- and people of every major religion -- have believed for two millenia:In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally … [Read more...]

“Stained Glass” Brings Gospel to Video Game Industry

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“It’s just a game!”We’ve all heard that expression countless times, usually to justify the game in a situation where someone seems to have overreacted to losing, or maybe when someone feels the game is unfair.But what if that game brought the gospel to the video game industry?When is a game NOT just a game?  At what point does it truly become a negative influence on the player?When I came across this video from Lightside Games, I had just seen my pre-teen son absorbed in playi … [Read more...]

Would Jesus Bomb ISIS? Ask a Stupid Question…

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When I proposed a few day ago that ISIS needed the Gospel and a good bombing, several critics pushed back by playing the Jesus card. They declared us as sinners to be analogous to ISIS jihadists, and compared Jesus to the innocent victims of their attacks. A few Facebook comments, for example: Comment 1: This is so away from Jesus I don't even know where to start. Good thing Jesus didn't take this approach when we put him on the cross. Comment 2: Did Jesus keep the legions of angels at bay in t … [Read more...]


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