If Jesus Gave His Nazareth Sermon to Evangelical Republicans…Would They Want To Throw Him Off a Cliff, too?

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Imagine the scene: Jesus, who once played on the dusty streets of the village of Nazareth, who was probably related in some way to many of the villagers, who perhaps worked side by side with many of his neighbors fixing their homes, little Jesus has grown up…and is starting to gain a reputation for being [Read More...]

The Myth of the War on Christmas?

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Several news outlets, including CBS and NBC, recently covered a story about yet another apparent attack on Christmas. It even made the news in England. A Jewish mom complained about a trip her son’s class was going to take to see Santa, so the school canceled the trip. As one Fox News Commentator put it, this [Read More...]

Why Dropping Sunday School Could Save the Soul of Your Church

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(Excerpted from: Sunday Schooling Our Kids Out of Church! The True Story of How One Congregation Dropped Sunday School to Save its Soul) The Nones Are Coming! The Nones Are Coming! The latest statistics paint a disturbing picture of faith trends in the U.S. Although 70% of the country still claims to be Christian, the [Read More...]

The Church’s Male Dilemma

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For the last several years, authors like my friend, David Murrow, have passionately argued for re-engaging men with the Gospel, through the Church–creating a two-fold dilemma for the Christian Church in the 21st Century: The first dilemma: Does the Church even want men? Some will find that question preposterous. Of course the Church wants men. [Read More...]

The Steroid Church

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Why do men hate going to church? My friend, David Murrow has written a best-selling book on the subject. Filled with all kinds of great insights, David points out many of the ways in which the Church, over the years, has increasingly conformed itself to values and programs that speak better to women. Or, to [Read More...]

Could Dad be the Key to Healing Our Country?

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Near the end of his book, Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked, Paul Raeburn writes this: Multiple studies suggest that fatherlessness is a major contributor to crime and  juvenile delinquency; premature sexuality and out-of-wedlock births to teenagers; deteriorating educational achievement; depression, substance abuse, and alienation among adolescents; and [Read More...]

Why Church Matters to Your Kids—Part 4: Reason #3 is…

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If Jesus matters to us, then what matters to Jesus will matter to us. If it matters to us that Jesus matters to our kids, then what matters to Jesus will matter to our kids. The Church matters to Jesus because: Reason #1: It is his Body—the Church is intimately tied to him and he [Read More...]

Why Church Matters to Your Kids–Part 3: Reason #2 is…

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In my first two posts on this issue I have argued that the Church matters…and that it matters to your children.   I offered the first reason for why I believe this to be true in the last post: The Church matters because it matters to Jesus. The Church is a matter of life and [Read More...]


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