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?

Why Homeschool? 15 Reasons We Choose to Home Educate Our Children

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Here are 15 reasons why my wife and I decided to homeschool our children.

FaceTime with the Lord

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Recently, I experienced the pleasure of FaceTime with my grown children. Since we are scattered across the East Coast, being together is a rarity. My sons arranged a FaceTime family gathering on a Sunday evening. Meanwhile, I texted my kids and told them to mark their calendars as the Jacobs were meeting face to face. At 8:00 p.m., I hit the link my son Chris sent me. Voilà! I saw his face. Over the next few minutes, the others joined. Soon my entire family was online together.

Understanding Biblical Authority: 3 Categories of Illegitimate Authority

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Authority is not a popular concept. We like to have authority, but not to be under authority. The Bible is our authority when we acknowledge it is true, embrace it, submit to it, and walk in obedience to God’s Word. Sometimes, often unintentionally, Christians look to others sources of authority such as science, experience, or man's word and would benefit from learning how to give the Bible functional authority in their life.

The Dangers of Social Media on Relationships

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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.

When Equality Does not Mean Equality

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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.

Smartphone Conversations for Grandparents

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

Against All Odds: Help for the Hurting Marriage

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Have you ever been in a situation or circumstance where there were a lot of problems and it appeared that there was no way out? It appeared hopeless, against all odds. Hezekiah – faced a situation that appeared to have no good outcome. It was one of those “against all odds” circumstances. His response to what appeared to be a hopeless situation is relevant for our own hardships.

Characteristics of a Disciple-Making Grandparent

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Almost every grandparent that I’ve met wants to connect deeply with their children and grandchildren and make an eternal difference in their lives. The Bible equips us to do that. In this post I explore four biblical principles that will help you disciple future generations.

Ash Wednesday

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Today, Ash Wednesday, is the beginning of the church season…

The Tale of Two Lumberjacks: A Meditation on Eccl. 10:10

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Ecclesiastes reminds us, "If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed" (Eccl. 10:10). The point of Ecclesiastes 10:10 is clear: Wise people sharpen their edge. Read more to learn how to sharpen your edge and experience three impactful outcomes.

A Family-Equipping Vision for Your Church

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A concise and compelling family-equipping vision to help your church implement a strategy to equip parents and grandparents to disciple future generations.

Five Reasons for Family Worship

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Today, dedicate yourself to the discipleship of your children in family worship. Here are five reasons for you to consider.

Family Talk: News and Resources for Family Discipleship

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News and Resources for Family Discipleship: Children trained to be social justice warriors | Six truths about parenting that change everything | Recognize the attack on your family | Sexual dialogue in television shows

My Child Told Me He is Gay, Now What?

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I'm regularly asked by parents whose child has told them that he thinks he is gay and wonder what to do next. Here are a few items to consider if you find yourself in this unexpected place.

Why Worldview Matters

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Every parent, grandparent, and pastor that I know wants to see their children grow up to know, love, and follow Jesus for a lifetime, yet many struggle to pass on faith to the next generation. That's why worldview matters. Biblical worldview is worthy of our attention and resources. Here are six reasons why every family, church, and school needs to help children develop a biblical worldview.