About this author:

I've been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1984, currently serving as the founding pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria, AZ. My wife, Jan and I, were married in 1979. We raised two kids and currently have 3 grandkids. I love to ride my bike, travel, read British Mysteries, and Disneyland. I have written 6 books, including my newest--Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys From Church. My website: www.TimWrightMinistries.org.


All articles by Tim Wright


The Steroid Church

By Tim Wright on August 19, 2015

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,…

Read More

Top 10 Reasons Why Dad Matters According to Science (#9 is surprising!)

By Tim Wright on June 30, 2015

In my last post I referenced a book by Paul Raeburn entitled: Do Father’s Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked. Below I highlight 8 of his findings plus two Biblical reasons for why dads matter.…

Read More

Could Dad be the Key to Healing Our Country?

By Tim Wright on June 26, 2015

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…

Read More

Boys and Girls Emote Differently–Can’t We Be OK With That?

By Tim Wright on June 5, 2015

Man-up! Take it like a man! Shake it off! Most boys hear those words and exhortations constantly throughout their lives. Men don’t cry! Men suck it up! Act like a man! Recently I’ve been hearing push back on that phrase,…

Read More

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

By Tim Wright on May 8, 2015

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…

Read More

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

By Tim Wright on May 1, 2015

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…

Read More

Why Church Matters to Your Kids–Part 2: Reason #1 is…

By Tim Wright on April 23, 2015

As I cited in my first post on this subject, church attendance among Christians has been in serious decline. Where a generation ago those considered “regulars” attended 3-4 times per month, today “regulars” attend once every 4-6 weeks! And these…

Read More

Why Church Matters to Your Kids, Part 1: Does the Church Matter?

By Tim Wright on April 16, 2015

Philip Yancey, in his book, What’s so Amazing About Grace, opens up with a gut-wrenching story about a man who was approached by a prostitute in Chicago. She was homeless, broke, sick, and unable to feed her 2-year-old daughter. Through…

Read More

The New Gender Gap?

By Tim Wright on March 31, 2015

The headline for the March, 16, 2015 edition of the Arizona Republic trumpeted these words: Closing the Phoenix Gender Gap. Before offering the subtitle I’m guessing the overwhelming majority of you already know the theme of the article. The subtitle: Council…

Read More

A Dad’s Playbook for Forging Faith in his kids–Part 4: Dad–You Have a Particular Set of Skills

By Tim Wright on March 10, 2015

(Many great books have been written recently about how to be more intentional in forging faith in the home. Most so far have been written by female authors and while inclusive, tend to speak better to moms and women. Over…

Read More

Archives

Categories

Terms of Service Patheos Privacy Policy