A Grandpa’s Christmas Prayer for his Grandsons

Dear Phoenix (age 6), Judah (almost 6), and Decker (age 3),   Following Jesus has been an important part of my life since I was your age.  My grandpa was a pastor who prayed for me and modeled a compelling faith for me.   As you grow into men, I pray the following for you: That you will always know, no matter what, that God loves you, believes in you, and is proud of you That you will always know, no… Read more

A Grandpa’s Christmas Prayer for his Granddaughters

Dear Clover (age 7) and Mattie (age 2), From the moment you were born (even before then) I have prayed God’s deepest blessing on your life. As you grow into a woman, I pray the following for you: That you will always know, no matter what, that God loves you and will always walk through life with you That you will always know, no matter what, that you are God’s beloved daughter and that he will never give up on… Read more

Should Churches be Trigger-Free Safe Zones?

Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.  So begins an article in The Atlantic entitled: The Coddling of the American Mind. For the last few years news organizations have been covering “safe places” on college campuses, places that seemingly protect students from ideas that may cause them discomfort or dis-ease. Safe spaces… Read more

OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: Men Can’t Fight for Feminism When They’re Culturally Disregarded

It is easier to build strong boys than it is to repair broken men. Read more

The Utter Recklessness of Grace: You Won’t Believe Who Are the Objects of God’s Favor!

When we hear or read the word grace, different images come to mind: A girl we know from school The elegance of movement A word of prayer Handling pressure with dignity A kindness bestowed on another A free period or a period of forgiveness Recklessness doesn’t normally come to mind at all. Grace seemingly is about being nice…kind…generous…nice. Yet you can’t read too far into the Jesus story until you come face to face with a grace that is not… Read more

Contemporary Music Goes Mainstream: A Podcast with Stan Moser

He had a front row seat to the biggest stars in Christian music. Here are his thoughts on breaking down the secular/Christian divide. Read more

It’s Been 50 Years Since a Boy Has Been Raised in the White House: Has It Changed the Nation?

Embed from Getty Images   When was the last time a little boy was living in and running around the White House (and I mean a real little boy…not a President acting like a boy)? (more…) Read more

Home Where I Belong? BJ Thomas Talks About His Years in Gospel Music

BJ Thomas, the voice behind hit songs like Hooked On a Feeling; Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; Another Done Somebody Wrong Song; Mighty Clouds of Joy; Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love; and more, hit rock bottom in the mid-1970’s.  His life was turned around through a dramatic encounter with God’s grace.  Not long afterward he recorded his first Gospel album.  But while his Gospel records were setting records, the reception by some Christians to this prodigal come home was anything but… Read more

The Wonder of Girls: A Podcast with Dr. Michael Gurian

Dr. Michael Gurian has spent the last 30 years of his life writing and speaking about the wonder and purpose of girls and boys.  Using brain science research, his experience as a therapist, and best practices, Michael is the leading advocate for girls and boys in the 21st Century. He is the author of the New York Times Best-Selling Books The Wonder of Girls and Boys and Girls Learn Differently.   If you don’t see the media player below, click here to listen to the… Read more

Screen Time and Your Kids: A Podcast with Dr. Gregg Jantz

In this podcast Dr. Gregg gives some practical advice on how to handle the challenges of screen time and our kids. Read more




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