It all began in December 2012. Our youth group had just finished walking together through the book “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris. Now, it was time to decide. What hard thing was God calling us to? After some discussion, they decided to try to raise money to build a well in an... Continue Reading →
I am so grateful for the courage of Jason Engle to post this much needed post. In my humble opinion, I think this is the best article that I have ever read on this debate. May ever follower of Jesus heed all the wisdom Jason gives. Finally, a breath of fresh air when it comes to this subject. AMEN BROTHER!
My good friend and partner in the gospel, Ron Young (Church planter in Quebec), posted an article on Facebook this past week by Dr. Albert Mohler. The article is linked below, but offers an overview of the evolution of public education.
This evolution has not been a good one, and Dr. Mohler clearly offers a solemn warning to parents whose children roam the halls of public schools in the present day. I very much appreciated Ron posting the article, and even more the brief discussion that followed.
As I continued to think through that conversation and this issue, I sat down and began typing some of my thoughts out. I understand this can be a touchy subject for many, but I also believe that just because an issue is touchy shouldn’t mean that we as believers have to avoid it. I hope that you will see in my thoughts below…
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FYI (if you're a teenage girl).
This time next year I will be the parent of teenager. As that time gets nearer, I have had numerous people begin to tell me to get ready of the hardest parenting years of my life. Hormones, friends, and pop culture (I am told), will cause my teenager to rebel, and there is not much... Continue Reading →
To date, this has been my most popular post. One thing I must add that was mistaken the last time, is that this post is NOT the promotion of a certain method of schooling, but a CRY OUT for parents to take charge of their children’s spiritual upbringing. If we as parents won’t teach our kids, there stands a secular world out there just licking their lips for the opportunity to devour their minds. May we be diligent to teach them the word of God.
Very few would argue that our world is growing more and more secular each year. Humanism, theological liberalism, evolutionary thinking, etc. is changing the way we think, the way we live (morals), and the way we make decisions (ethics). So, the real question is: For Christian parents who want to raise their kids to love and fear the Lord (for that is the beginning of wisdom – Proverbs 1:7), there is a real challenge before us in raising our kids in such a way that they can walk confidently in a world that directly and indirectly seeks to combat their faith.
God told the children of Israel to:
4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be…
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