Education Matters: Why Education Needs to be Part of Your Churches Ministry to the Next Generation

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Many Christians are uncertain why we educate a child, the purpose and goal of education, who is given the responsibility in Scripture, and how we are to accomplish the task. As a result, many Christians have unintentionally adopted an unbiblical view of education and take their educational cues from culture rather than Scripture. Pastors have an incredible opportunity to cast a biblical vision for the education of the next generation and help parent think biblically about a topic that is critically important to the evangelism and discipleship of the next generation. If you believe education matters, then it is time to prioritize it in your ministry to the next generation.

How to Help a Child Understand and Defend Their Faith

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You have helped train your children or grandchildren in the Christian faith. What will they do when someone makes a claim and provides “evidence” that the resurrection never happened or the Bible has errors? We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our children. Here are some practical ways to arm your children or grandchildren to understand and defend their faith.

Is Same-Sex Attraction a Sin?

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“Is same-sex attraction a sin?” This question was asked by a pastor to a group of high school students as part of a talk on sexual identity. My son attends this group, and after inquiring what would be talked about, the pastor invited me to join the group for the evening, so I did. His talk needed much clarity, so for my sons sake and others, I decided to write this post. His premise was three-fold. First, homosexuality is a sin. Second, the Bible does not address same-sex attraction. And third, same-sex attraction is not a sin. Let’s look at each of these briefly.

Is it ever okay to date/marry a non-believer? FAQ Blog Series (Part 2)

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Many think it’s narrow minded to discourage Christians from…

“How far is too far?” FAQ Blog Series (Part 1)

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One of the most common questions I receive from youth and young adults is: “How far is too far?” Check out my response below.

The Problem with Keeping Quiet

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There are many reasons parents aren’t talking about sexuality…

Talk early and often about sex.

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It’s not a matter of IF your children will learn about sex in…

What Does Passion Week Mean to You?

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How does your grasp of the events of Passion Week shape your understanding of the Gospel?

Smartphone Conversations for Grandparents

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Do you ever grow tired of the constant intrusion of smartphones…

Cultivating Godly Adult Influence

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If you want your children to embrace Biblical sexuality, a good place to start is by allowing them to face experiences where they have to choose between faith and feelings, surrender and control, Truth and their own standard of right and wrong. Shepherding them as they face these kinds of experiences will help develop their character and teach them the value of waiting on God.

Teaching Our Children the Value of Waiting

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If you want your children to embrace Biblical sexuality, a good place to start is by allowing them to face experiences where they have to choose between faith and feelings, surrender and control, Truth and their own standard of right and wrong. Shepherding them as they face these kinds of experiences will help develop their character and teach them the value of waiting on God.

Three Misleading Emotions

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Three misleading emotions commonly keep parents from having courageous…

Parents Matter Most

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The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Parenthood…

Parents As Rock Stars Or Radically New?

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Have you ever wanted to be a rock star? When I was 15 years old that’s exactly what I wanted to be.

Abby, Would You Talk To My Kid For Me?!

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My name is Abby and I’ve been speaking to young people on Biblical…