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… 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… Read More
Why Don’t Boys Make the List of Presidential Campaign Issues?
Immigration…equal pay for equal work…gun control…Wall Street…taxes…the Military…gender equality…terrorism…the national debt…the Middle Class…the top 1 Percent…Education…Border Security…Big banks… The list of concerns being addressed by our 2016 Presidential candidates includes these important issues and more…but one crucial, society-impacting issue is… Read More
Why Dropping Sunday School Could Save the Soul of Your Church
(Excerpted from: Sunday Schooling Our Kids Out of Church! The True Story of How One Congregation Dropped Sunday School to Save its Soul) The latest statistics paint a disturbing picture of faith trends in the U.S. Although 70% of the… Read More
The Church’s Male Dilemma
For the last several years, authors like my friend, David Murrow, have passionately argued for re-engaging men with the Gospel, through the Church–creating a two-fold dilemma for the Christian Church in the 21st Century: The first dilemma: Does the Church… Read More
The Steroid Church
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
Could Dad be the Key to Healing Our Country?
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?
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…
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…
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