Category: church/children’s ministry

The Church’s Opinion of Children is One of its Greatest Weaknesses

I have a big beef with a large majority of Christian thinking and every now and then, the hornet's nest gets kicked again and so, here we are.   First, let me tell you the story that prompted me to address this topic again.   A young couple with whom we are friends attend a smallish, typical conservative Baptist church. ...

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The Proper View of Family (Are We Too “Inward Focused?”)

The Proper View of Family. Are We Too Inward Focused?

I haven't been able to stop thinking about something a (Christian) commenter said on a recent post, "Learning to Think Rightly About Birth Control": "I really struggle with labeling the family as “the ripe mission” field and creating a “mini-church” in the family. Honestly this is probably the main reason I don’t homeschool beyond preschool–it’s a little to inward ...

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What Makes Jesus Indignant? Let the Little Children Come.

What Makes Jesus Indignant Let the Little Children Come.

"And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I ...

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The Link Between Birth Control & Abortion: Is the Church Really Pro-Life?

  Added note since first publishing: We must take responsibility for our part in the culture of death in which we now live, or be hypocrites, as we ponder the atrocity that is Planned Parenthood. We didn't just wake up in a place where killing babies was an option better than having them. When birth control became ...

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Extending the Gospel Beyond Our Homes: The Big Impact of Little Missions

"I just feel like I'm not doing enough", a young mother said to me recently. I want to teach my children the importance of ministry. But I'm so busy doing life, I don't know how to fit anything else in." The greatest missionary who ever lived ministered to one life at a time, in the simplest ...

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Multi-tasking Motherhood: At Home Shaping People

It's no mistake that God gave women the amazing ability to multi-task. Moms are on the front lines bringing up their children. And if I were reminded every day how my understanding of the purpose of children drastically changes the way I raise them, it wouldn't be enough. See, we live in layers, with all the layers, ...

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Practical Ideas for Women Mentoring Women (In Titus 2 Fashion)

The last post, The Difficulty of Mothering Alone and a Call for Older Women, brought much interest and the question of "how can older women best come alongside younger women" and encourage them, building up the next generation? This is by no means an exhaustive list of suggestions, so I hope you will, using your particular experience, ...

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Where are the Great Saints? Tozer Part 1

"Great saints have always been dogmatic. We need right now a return to a gentle dogmatism that smiles while it stands stubborn and firm on the Word of God that liveth and abideth forever." "This frightening hour calls aloud for men with the gift of prophetic insight. Instead we have men who conduct surveys, polls and panel discussions. We need men ...

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When Christians Should Judge One Another

I heard it yet again.  One of the members--not just a member, an active "teacher/leader" in a church involved in an inappropriate relationship, evident to all. Then there's the man I know openly living with a woman.  Each of them had spouses just months ago.  They are active members of their church. Another story is the church ...

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Why Men Stay Away From the Feminized Church

Loved this article the cottage child sent me--I've had several conversations recently about this topic and keep running into pieces all sharing a common thought about it: "…many people think of church only as a nurturing place that addresses personal needs, Pearcey said. Think: sitting in circles, sharing feelings, holding hands, singing softly, comforting members. An ...

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