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Church History: The Story of the Real Santa Claus

December 2, 2014

Today, St. Nicholas is mostly known as a paunchy old geezer who spends one night each year breaking into people’s houses and stealing cookies before escaping to an Arctic hideaway where elves do his work for him. Kind of creepy […]

Advent: Learning the Lost Art of Celebrating the Waiting

Once upon a time, there was a season in the church year known as “Advent.” The word comes to us from the Latin for “coming.” The purpose of the season was to look toward the coming of Christ to earth; […]

PROOF: Martin Luther on Human Depravity and Shaving Your Beard

There’s nothing we can do to change our sinful nature. From time to time, we may have calmed our consciences by pulling the plug on a sinful habit or two. Perhaps we flushed a few pills down the toilet, vowed […]

Apologetics: Reza Aslan and “The Jesus of History”

“The more I probed the Bible,” Reza Aslan declares in the introduction to his bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, “the more distance I discovered between the Jesus of the gospels and the Jesus of history” (xix). […]

Family Ministry: The D6 Conference Celebrates Six Years

October 13, 2014

D6 launched its first family ministry conference in 2009. Six years later, the D6 Conference has developed into a global community of leaders who are forming the future of family ministry. I’ve been privileged to partner with D6 since 2010, […]

Family Ministry: Join Me for Free Dinner and Family Ministry Forum at D6 Conference in Louisville

Are you planning to attend the D6 Conference in Louisville? While you’re enjoying D6 Louisville, the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary wants: * to take you to dinner, * to provide […]

Proclamation: The Search for a Shining Face

September 19, 2014

God sent a shining face from beyond the sun, the wisdom of God in human flesh. Solomon once asked, “Who is like the wise?” (Ecclesiastes 8:1). God’s answer in the New Testament is, “This one, the eternal wisdom of God […]

Family Ministry: What Can You Do Right Now to Start Discipling Your Children?

September 17, 2014

So what are a few practical discipleship practices that you could start this week in your household? Here’s what we are doing this week in our family—see if any of these practices might work in your household as well: This […]

Family Ministry: Learning How to TIE

September 10, 2014

One of the most important organizational principles in family-equipping ministry is don’t add any new programs. So how do you embrace a new approach to ministry without adding anything new? Find out here: This blog post was adapted from a […]

Family Ministry: How Do I Train My Children to Have a Biblical Worldview?

September 3, 2014

One crucial aspect of discipling our children is simply helping them to see all of life in light of God’s glory and God’s story—to see the ordinary things of life, as well as the extraordinary, from the perspective of God’s […]