Family Ministry: PROOF Pirates Book and Vacation Bible School Material

Chore charts. Report cards. Standardized tests. Athletic banquets. Kids are inundated with messages about their performance. Because performance—work and reward—is one of the basic structures of our lives, kids often grow up thinking, “I am what I am because of […]

Apologetics: What If the Copies Were Corrupted?

What If the Copies Are Corrupted? Suppose you own a Bible, but it’s translated in a style that’s difficult to understand. Or maybe your Bible has simply worn out from years of usage. If so, you can easily walk into […]

Family Ministry: What If Your Child Is Far More Than Your Child?

An excerpt from my recent book, co-edited with Dr. John David Trentham, Practical Family Ministry YOUR CHILD IS FAR MORE THAN YOUR CHILD Viewed from the vantage of creation and fall, children are both gifts to be treasured and sinners to […]

Apologetics: What are the “lost Gospels”?

What are the “lost Gospels”? The term “lost Gospels” usually refers to ancient writings that were excluded from the New Testament, even though they included supposed recollections of events and teachings from the life of Jesus. A few of these lost […]

Apologetics: How the New Testament Epistles Were Written

How the New Testament Epistles Were Written It was in the mid-first century that the earliest writings about Jesus Christ started to circulate in the churches. The authors of these early epistles were apostles—Christ-commissioned eyewitnesses of the resurrection. The purpose […]

Apologetics: How Did the Bible Begin?

September 28, 2015

Have you ever wondered how the Bible got started in the first place? That is one of the many questions I address in my new book How We Got the Bible. See the excerpt below from chapter two, “How Did the […]

Apologetics: What’s So Special about the Bible?

September 23, 2015

Perhaps at one point or another, you have found yourself gazing down at a leather bound copy of a large book with small print titled The Holy Bible and asking the question, “Why did God decide to leave me with […]

Practical Family Ministry: A Book I’m Not Embarrassed to Beg You to Buy

September 21, 2015

You may have noticed that I have a new book out that I co-edited with my colleague Dr. John David Trentham. In Practical Family Ministry, we’ve brought together several practitioners to provide you with a plethora of practical ideas to strengthen your […]

Family Ministry: Three Truths and Three Tips for Engaging with Families in Your Church

September 16, 2015

The animated feature The Incredibles is a favorite movie in our household—and one of our favorite scenes is the family meal early in the film. Dinner at the Parr household has deteriorated into pandemonium. The infant squeals in delight at […]

Family Ministry: D6 Conference in Louisville

This week, I will be speaking at one of my favorite conferences in the world: the D6 Conference here in Louisville! The D6 Conference brings together thousands of pastors, family ministers, and ministry volunteers for three days of family ministry training. The […]