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Stand to Reason offers an unmatched student conference that equips young people to understand and defend their faith from some of the biggest challenges today. Stand to Reason has conferences in California, Washington, Minnesota, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. If you live near one of these locations and have children or grandchildren in this age range, you should consider attending.
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The Review is a full-color magazine filled with insightful articles that present and defend biblical worldview and the importance of training the next generation to know, love, and serve Christ. This issue features over a dozen powerful articles including: How to Help Children Understand and Defend Their Faith, Foundational Principles of Biblical Earth Stewardship, Navigating the Digital Landscape, What is Justice, and more.
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If you are looking for an idea for a future family vacation, why not do something that is fun and purposeful at the same time? There are lots of options, but this post is going to highlight two ideas that are impactful and enjoyable.
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Biblical Worldview is available an an audiobook. In this book, you'll discover what a biblical worldview is, why it matters, and how to establish this foundation in the life of a child.
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Critical race theory used to be a subject that was relegated to the halls of academia, but that is no longer the case. It has gone mainstream and is common in government institutions, K-12 education, and corporate training. Some see critical race theory as a helpful analytical tool or a harmless fad. Others believe critical race theory is a counterfeit version of biblical justice. This article explores a few core views of critical race theory.
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We all desire justice. If someone gets away with something wrong, it bothers us. One of the most common phrases in the human language may be, “It’s not fair.” But if we were asked to define justice, could we do that? Justice is a confusing, foggy topic for many right now. We need clarity because counterfeit versions of justice are everywhere. What exactly is justice?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Many think it’s narrow minded to discourage Christians from…
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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.
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I LOVE having my grandkids at my house for an overnight! We watch movies, eat popcorn and stay up late playing card games. It brings joy to my heart to love on these children. But I know my “job” as a grandmother goes far deeper. I have been called by the Lord to impact their young hearts for Him. I cannot assume they will follow in my footsteps in the faith.
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Did you know that 20 percent of divorces involve Facebook? Facebook’s convenient social engagement in the privacy of a message inbox is an excellent way to stay in contact with old friends, but can be dangerous for marriage. Read more to learn about three guidelines for maintaining a healthy balance between social media and marriage.
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What does the Equality Act mean for grandparents? More than you think. This blog explores why this is an important matter for grandparents to talk about with their grandchildren.
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Do you ever grow tired of the constant intrusion of smartphones…
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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.