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September 25, 2017
If Trump Swears, Can the Children?
Donald Trump called for NFL league owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who...
September 08, 2017
My Daughter Loves Jesus. Is That Okay?
Anonymous asks, My 7yo daughter loves Jesus a LOT, and to be honest, I'm not...
September 01, 2017
Break the Cycle: Spiritual Abuse and the Conversion of Children
I’m in a tiny, sleepy Indiana town. It's 1984. It's where I was born, where...
August 08, 2017
Help! My Child Got “Saved” at VBS
Stacy asks: Help! My 9 year old daughter was "saved" at a VBS tonight that...
May 19, 2017
Kids “Get” Social Justice
How do we raise kids to be advocates for social justice? This is a central...
May 12, 2017
I’m Bad! Rewriting Fundamentalist Beliefs of Depravity
Our best conversations usually happen around the dinner table. Between bites of mac and cheese...
April 14, 2017
What Holy Week Means for Children
Image: Unsplash Holy Week can sometimes be thought of as Humility Week. Stories from this...
April 12, 2017
The Trouble with Easter: How To (and not to) Talk to Kids About Easter
Public execution! Child Sacrifice! Rising from the dead! Just the kinds of stories you want...
April 06, 2017
Let’s Be Thoughtful About the Way We Share Pictures of Syrian Children
People are changing profile pictures into yellow to spread awareness of the deadly chemical attack...
February 07, 2017
BETTER Parenting – Interview with Melvin Bray
Image provided by Melvin Bray Hi Melvin, welcome to Unfundamentalist Parenting. We are excited to...
February 06, 2017
Using vs. Empowering Children as Activists
Like Cindy Brandt, I fell in love with “Woke Baby” from the Women’s March. Also...
January 23, 2017
Do Not Use Children for Evangelistic Outreach
Image: Pixabay When I wrote How I Kissed Evangelism Goodbye, my main point was that...
October 25, 2016
9 Ways to Prepare our Children for Suffering
Image: Pixabay How do we prepare our children for suffering? John Piper answers in a...
October 19, 2016
John Piper, Children & Suffering – Part 1
Image: Pixabay I don’t normally frequent the Desiring God site as my theology has taken...
October 18, 2016
3 Things to Teach Children about the Cross
What is God like? Jesus showed us! In every Gospel story, Jesus showed us what...
September 05, 2016
The Deadly Sin of Fundamentalism
As I continue to work on my Raising Children Unfundamentalist book project, concocting antidotes for the...
August 02, 2016
The Bread of Blessing or the Stone of Original Sin
Who, if your child asks for bread, would give him a stone? As parents, we...
July 20, 2016
Talking About Race With Children: The Worst Advice I Ever Gave
Image: Pixabay Several years ago, as a newly-hired education consultant working for the Department of...
June 14, 2016
What Harriet Tubman Taught My White Five-Year-Old
Image: Wikimedia Commons My five-year-old tends to have a Song Of The Week—the random tune...
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