The Gospel and Obedience in Christian Parenting

A couple of great pieces popped up this week about Christian parenting. Few subjects are more vexing today, particularly as many young Christian parents either did not grow up in godly homes or did not receive much training in how to be a godly father and mother. First, John Piper’s piece on the absolute necessity [Read More...]

On Daisy Merrick (2004-2013) and Loving Little Children

I blogged a few times in the last year about little Daisy Merrick, the 8-year-old daughter of pastor Britt Merrick and his wife, Kate, of Reality Church in California. She fought cancer for many months before succumbing 11 days ago to the disease. The Merricks chronicled Daisy’s fight for life on the Pray for Daisy [Read More...]

Suffer Not the Little Children to Come to Me–and to Us

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” And he laid his hands on them and went away (Matthew 19:13-15 [Read More...]

The Miracle of Human Life in a Stunning TED Talk

This is, without hyperbole, one of the most remarkable videos I’ve seen.  From Alexandar Tsiaras and unveiled at TED, it shows the miracle of creation (note: some anatomical images).  It is impossible to see something like this and not marvel at God’s design for human life.  Every birth is nothing less than a miracle, on [Read More...]

Sacrificing Children–to Sports, Not Molech

There is no way to make adolescence injury-proof.  Competition and sports can be very good things (Photo: GettysburgFlag site).  But when you see stats like this in a NYT article, you have to wonder about whether the harmful side effects of high-contact sports are worth it: “High school athletes in nine primary sports sustained an [Read More...]

New Trends in Education That Really Aren’t New

Everything new is old again. So is the case in certain American schools, which are overturning sacred modern educational ideology by re-instituting special classes for below-average students. In “Holding Back Young Students: Is Program a Gift or a Stigma?“, Winnie Hu briefly reports on this trend and shows how it is igniting a firestorm among [Read More...]


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