Most parents are desperate for ways to talk to their kids about their faith, politics, daily events, and news. And if they just had a way in, a conversation starter, imagine what might happen in the lives of those students. After all, the primary disciple maker in a child’s life was designed to be a parent. We should empower them where and when we can.
I know what you’re thinking: “wow, this guy is late to the party. This Kanye thing was last month.” And you would be right. I am a little late to the party. But hang in there with me for a minute.
In the spirit of the new year and the kinds of things we all do in the new year, I wanted to reflect back on the high points of 2019.
Christmas is a time to recapture God’s intention for humanity and set our sights on something far greater than any of us. A child we would come to know as King and Lord of all Creation could only accomplish all of this.
Talk about sin. Because we don’t.
Every one of your students have questions. There is no way around it, and there is no way of avoiding it, so please don’t. Students need to feel a part of a community and culture where questions are encouraged and answered.
Let's make sure that those who have chosen to dedicate their lives to growing ours to be more like Christ are adequately taken care of. It may be pastoral appreciation month, but I want to challenge all of us to take this month and create a habit of appreciation that will last all year.
Cultural trends are not swinging in our favor giving us all the more reason to immediately stop what we believe is important and address what our students are telling us is crucial to their spiritual growth.
So you have this great idea. You pitch it to your boss, and he loves it. You have the green light. So you return to your office thrilled and energized, ready to dig in. That is until fear, distractions, obstacles, naysayers, loss of interest, or frustration that your idea is not turning out as expected … Continue reading Have an Idea? Here’s How to Make it Happen
Students are genuinely and rightfully concerned about how they should respond to recent events in the classroom and with friends and family. Your students most likely want to be like Jesus and respond biblically, but they often have a hard time making sense of recent events in light of biblical teaching. So rather than debating whether or not Jesus would have voted for Trump or if Jesus would rather live in a state that denies abortions, I want to dial in on getting back to the basics of discipleship.