When Violence Hits Home: “sparing the rod,” spanking, & peaceful parenting

[Kurt's Editor Note: The following article, written by Rachel Boldwyn, reflects my general approach to spanking. Lauren and I have no plans to spank our daughter, for the reasons listed in this article and for various other reasons. With that said, we need to offer grace and understanding in this area. I have no interest [Read More...]

The Beautiful Risk of Calling God our “Father” – reflections from a young dad

Lately I’ve reflected on the way we use language to describe God. Naming God as “Father” is normal to me. I worship the God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – as spoken of in the creeds, texts, and liturgies of the Church. At the same time, I recognize that God-proper, often referred to [Read More...]

Parenting Reimagined Podcast: Dreaming of a Daughter Liberated and Loved

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Subscribe via iTunes I recently was interviewed by my friend Sherry Walling, Ph.D. She the mother of two sons, a clinical psychologist,  a seminary graduate (Fuller), a world traveler, and a person who spends Friday nights at home in sweatpants. The Parenting Reimagined podcast is her brainchild. I felt a bit odd thinking forwardly [Read More...]

A soon-to-be dad dreams of a daughter liberated for her soon-to-be world

My daughter grows within my wife’s womb while I dream of the day when she will enter her soon-to-be world. What kind of world and church will she enter? The church and world habitually silences women. Although the West is becoming (slowly) more egalitarian, the reality is that men dominate in many ways. Several studies, [Read More...]


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