Two Things Terrorist Attacks Do NOT Tell Us About Religion

With the rest of the world, I’ve felt deeply grieved over the recent terrorist attacks. I feel a true sense of despair that there is no end in sight to events like these. If you’ve been online much lately, you’ve probably noticed the endless articles pointing fingers of blame for the attacks in all directions. As has been the case since 9/11, many of those fingers are pointing squarely at “religion.” For example, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Facebook page Read More...

Stop Trying to Give Your Kids Christian Hope

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine as we waited for our kids to finish an after school activity. Our conversation at some point turned to the importance of taking your kids to church. For a moment, my friend paused in a deep thought, … [Continue reading]

Six Scary But Important Words Every Christian Parent Should Say to Their Kids About Faith

Last week during our Bible time with the kids, we were talking about God's love for us and what exactly that means. As the conversation progressed, I asked my kids (ages 6 and 5), "And how do we even know God loves us?" For purposes of that … [Continue reading]

Quiz: What Kind of Christian Parent Are You?

I'm very excited to share with you today the official website for my forthcoming book, Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith! CLICK HERE TO SEE IT! I turned the manuscript over to my publisher in … [Continue reading]

17 Ways Your Kids Will Encounter Challenges to Their Faith

In conjunction with my book coming out in March, I'll be doing several speaking events and seminars. In those events, I'll be explaining to parents the key faith challenges that their kids will encounter, and what they need to do to equip their kids … [Continue reading]

Parents, Please Don’t Forget How Strange the Bible Is

With the start of the new school year, we've begun reading through the Bible together as a family again (see this post if you want to know more about what we're doing). One reason I love the children's Bible we're using is that it includes far … [Continue reading]

What Fewer Christians in America Means for Christian Parents

Each day in America, it's getting a little less normal to be a Christian family. Study after study shows the trend of fewer people identifying as Christians, and more people identifying as atheist, agnostic, or "nothing in particular." Frankly, I … [Continue reading]

Interview with Nancy Pearcey on Her Book Finding Truth

  I do a crazy amount of reading in the spare moments of my life (usually between 5:45 and 6:30 am). According to my iPad, I've read 30 apologetics-related books since January 1...that's an average of almost one per week! One thing I want to … [Continue reading]

The Danger of Teaching Kids to Be True to Themselves

Our family went to a gathering Sunday where I ended up talking to a teenager for a while. He was wearing some kind of metal band shirt that looked pretty creepy, so I decided to ask him about it. Our conversation went something like this: Me: "So … [Continue reading]

Why Christian Parents Should Homeschool This Year…And Every Year

While you're feeling fresh and excited for the start of a new school year, I'd like to offer a Christian Public Service Announcement for your consideration: Every Christian parent should homeschool this year. And every year. Before you start … [Continue reading]

Unveiling the Cover for Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side!

I'm very excited to unveil the cover today for Keeping Your Kids on God's Side! I'm also happy to announce it's now available for pre-order---more on that in a minute. First, drum roll please...     It's a weird thing to see … [Continue reading]

Can the Evidence “for” God Have Other Explanations?

In my last post, I described J. Warner Wallace's new book, God's Crime Scene, and how it looks at the case for God's existence based on cumulative evidence from the origin of the universe, the fine-tuning of the universe, the origin of life, the … [Continue reading]

Interview with God’s Crime Scene Author J. Warner Wallace

  If you've followed my blog for a while, you've seen me repeatedly recommend the book Cold-Case Christianity by detective J. Warner Wallace. It's my go-to book to help people start learning the case for Christianity. I love how he uniquely … [Continue reading]

Do Your Kids Know Why They Need God?

A few months ago, my 6-year-old daughter asked a question that has had me thinking ever since: Mommy, why does God matter so much? It was the most fundamental of questions, really. Yet I was embarrassingly uncertain of how to answer it in a way … [Continue reading]

How to Get Your Kids to Ask More Questions About Their Faith

The most popular post on my blog is one I wrote last year called, The Number One Sign Your Kids are Just Borrowing Your Faith (and Not Developing Their Own). That post has been read by more than 80,000 people and shared almost 14,000 times. … [Continue reading]