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How to Get Kids to Read the Bible

Take a few minutes and ask yourself some questions: • What can I do during the grade school years to prepare kids for the teen years? • What does a spiritually strong 10-year old look like? • What type of skills does he or she have? This is at the top of my list: When 5th graders graduate to … [read more]

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How to Deal with Leadership Criticism

Last weekend Victoria Osteen started a firestorm when she made the following remarks during a worship service at Lakewood Church: “I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God we’re not doing it for God — I mean that’s one way to look at it,” she said from the pulpit. … [read more]

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Do Christian Schools Work?

Do Christian schools work? By “work” I mean three things: Are Christian schools a positive experience for our kids? Do Christian schools help our kids grow in their relationship with Christ? Do Christian schools help us reach people for Christ and cause our churches to grow? Most … [read more]

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Is Your Pastor A Bully?

August has not been a good month for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church. He was booted out of Acts 29, the church planting organization that he founded. Some of Mars Hill’s own members have been protesting outside of their own church calling on Pastor Mark to repent of his sins and step down … [read more]

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Protecting Kids From Sexual Abuse in Churches

Last week a local Fox News Channel aired a story that hit a little too close to home. The story is titled "Child Porn Investigation: His Charisma Can Fool You". It’s about a family who are members of my former church and a 14-year old girl that was stalked by a pedophile. The really scary … [read more]