Faithful followers know that I never post sermons on this blog (Not that I'm discouraging you from listening, which you can do online here, or you can subscribe to the church podcast here). However, I delivered a sermon at the Immanuel Network Summit 2018 in Louisville, KY, and I discovered that what the Lord had … Continue reading “Now, About Your Wives…”: A Sermon on 1 Peter 3:7
This morning, I write from the comfortable environs of the Maine coast. For the past ten years running, I've escaped the August heat to the hospitable cool breeze of South Bristol where my in-laws welcome our rowdy family for two weeks of slow-paced family time. I often tell people that it feels like we skid to … Continue reading Pastoral Exhaustion Is a Good Thing
Men, there are two charred craters in the Old Testament that remain as a warning to us: Ai and Gibeah. Both cities fell by the same military tactics, and although the weapons of war have changed and technology has advanced, the same strategy is being employed in Christian homes day after day. Let us take … Continue reading Onward Christian Soldiers?
My boys pour over Thomas catalogues. They build train tracks every day in their playroom. My oldest learned to count like this: "Thomas #1, Edward #2, Henry #3..." The three boys have seen their fair share of Thomas the Tank Engine videos--which means my wife and I have also seen more than our fair share of Thomas … Continue reading The Gospel of Thomas the Tank Engine
There are thousands of parenting theories out there. Attachment parenting. Instinctive parenting. Helicopter parenting. Airplane parenting. Un-parenting. Koala bear parenting. Among these is a technique highly recommended as an essential tool in any parent's repertoire: redirection parenting. Redirection parenting is when you find your child doing an “inappropriate” activity, and you redirect them into a more … Continue reading A How-NOT-To Guide on Redirection Parenting
Ladies, I don't mean to rat your man out, but I'm being honest when I say you are expecting too little of him. Here are some tell-tale signs: He acts like he doesn't know how to feed the kids and put them to bed by himself so you can have just one night to spend with … Continue reading Dads Need to Dad Up
According to studies, nearly 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, and about 15% of recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage. That means that if you are reading this article, chances are you either already have experienced or one day will experience the sorrow of losing a child. You are not alone. My wife and I suffered … Continue reading God and Our Little Ones: A Theology of Infant Mortality