Why Christianity is Tough for Control Freaks

As I write this, I'm recovering from surgery I had Monday to remove a (benign) cyst that was discovered just a couple of weeks ago. I won't mince words…I was an absolute wreck leading up to the surgery. The thought of "going under" (general anesthesia) was terrifying to me. (If you're wondering why someone would be scared of being totally unconscious and at the mercy of other people's skills and decisions, you're probably not a candidate for fully appreciating this post.) You see, I'm Read More...

How Do We Know Jesus Existed?

(This is post #5 in my "65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer" series. Sign up to receive posts via email to make sure you can answer each one!) If you grew up in church, you may never have considered the following question: … [Continue reading]

3 Perspectives Every Child Needs for Their Spiritual Journey

I'm not a big TV watcher. In fact, the only guilty TV pleasure I have is watching Dateline NBC. I'm fascinated by the true crime stories and seeing how seemingly typical people get involved in crazy things. Dateline recently featured the tragic … [Continue reading]

What is the Difference Between Absolute and Relative Truth?

(This is the fourth post in my “65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer” series. Sign up to receive posts via email to make sure you can answer each one!) I was driving with the kids recently when my son announced that he had … [Continue reading]

Are Christians Indoctrinating Their Kids?

My last post, "The Number One Sign Your Kids Are Just Borrowing Your Faith," went a bit crazy online! To date, it has been read by over 47,000 people and has been shared over 10,000 times. I'm thrilled that it resonated with so many people, and I … [Continue reading]

The Number One Sign Your Kids Are Just Borrowing Your Faith (and Not Developing Their Own)

The other day something reminded me of the popular 1993 book, "The Celestine Prophecy" (anyone remember that?). "The Celestine Prophecy" is a fiction book that discusses ideas rooted in New Age spirituality. The book sold 20 million copies and … [Continue reading]

My Week in Atheism: New Must-See Film for Christians (Interview with John Christy)

A new movie titled "My Week in Atheism" came out today – it's a MUST SEE for Christians, and especially for Christian parents. I had the opportunity to see a pre-release copy and I couldn't recommend it more. "My Week in Atheism" is a documentary … [Continue reading]

What Key Arguments Are There for God’s Existence? (Part 3: Moral Argument)

(This is the third post in my “65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer” series. Sign up to receive posts via email to make sure you can answer each one!) Today is the third and final post answering question #1 in the series: … [Continue reading]

A Case Study of a Christian Turned Atheist

In my next post, I'll be returning to the 65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer series. But I wanted to spend some time today to give you a "case study" that demonstrates the importance of getting serious about spiritually … [Continue reading]

What Reputation Does God Have in Your Home?

I knew the night was coming that I would have to tell the kids. I dreaded it deeply. My cousin Kim had died. She was in her early 40s and had metastatic breast cancer. She left behind a loving husband and two children. We had been praying … [Continue reading]

What Key Arguments Are There for God’s Existence? (Part 2: Design Argument)

(This is the second post in my "65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer" series. Sign up to receive posts via email to make sure you learn to answer each one!) Today, I'm continuing to answer question #1: What key arguments … [Continue reading]

What Key Arguments Are There for God’s Existence? (Part 1: Cosmological Argument)

  I'm excited to start my series today on "65 Questions Every Christian Parent Needs to Learn to Answer." Yes, I'm going to answer each one on my blog this year (amongst other posts)! Let's get right to question #1: What key arguments are … [Continue reading]

How to Actually Like Reading the Bible

"Americans revere the Bible - but, by and large, they don't read it. And because they don't read it, they have become a nation of biblical illiterates." – Researcher George Gallup Until about five years ago, I was one of those Americans who … [Continue reading]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Christian Parents

If you haven't yet made your New Year's resolutions, today's the day! It's easy to focus on things like weight loss and nail biting – but have you thought about spiritual goals for you and your family? Here are 5 big resolutions to … [Continue reading]

4 Key Steps for Spiritually Training Kids in Today’s World

A friend and I were recently discussing the need for Christian parents to be intentional in how they develop their kids' faith. If I were to summarize my friend's position, it would sound something like this: "I'm not sure how 'hard core' I need … [Continue reading]