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Editor’s Picks: January 2019

Editor’s Picks: January 2019

I don’t know about you but during Christmas break all I did was lounge around wrapped up in cozy blankets and read to my heart’s content. It was pure luxury. But now, it’s time to replenish the bedside table book stack! Here are some titles (including a couple of new devotions because it’s a great

Sacred Parenting: Perfecting Holiness

Every Day Is Like an Airline Emergency Have you ever noticed the severe discrepancy behind the very few verses in the Bible that discuss the “how-to” of parenting and the hundreds of Christian books that confidently proclaim “God’s plan for parenting” (or something similar)? If the “how-to” is so important, why can’t we point to

Walking on the Wild Side of Parenting

In our enthusiasm to celebrate children (a good thing), we are sometimes tempted to overlook the key Christian doctrine of original sin. A child can be raised by godly parents, yet still choose to live an ungodly life: A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. – Proverbs

Like Father, Like Son

Spiritual impact is by no means directed solely by biology. On the contrary, many adoptive fathers and stepfathers have had far more impact on their children’s lives than the children’s biological fathers. One mother told me of the time her husband and their adopted son went to a Promise Keeper’s rally. One of the speakers

Jesus Said, "Become Like Little Children" | Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas

Jesus Said, “Become Like Little Children”

This idea that God can use children to teach us, that we have an opportunity to gain spiritual insight from those we are called to raise and teach, comes from our Lord himself, who in this regard was something of a revolutionary. In the first century, children enjoyed little esteem and virtually no respect. While

Is Better Better?


In God’s worldview, some values rise higher than comfort and happiness. Consider the most concise verses in the Bible on spiritual formation: We also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 In Paul’s mind, character gets built by learning to persevere through difficult

3 studies on parenting

3 Video Bible Studies on Parenting

I’ve been at this parenting thing for 6 years now.  My wife and I have 2 boys (6 and 4) and just when I think I am doing well as a parent something comes from out of the blue to remind me that I am absolutely clueless. Parenting is tough, exhausting, and demanding work.  With

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