This Pentecost, how counter-cultural would it be for the church to emphasize the gentleness of Christ’s gift of the spirit? Maybe he discovered that gentleness from his mother.
I asked our church’s youth what mattered to them.
This year we began homeschooling – and realized how seamlessly we could integrate faith.
I may not be a parent, but I sure am praying for you who are – especially as you have hard talks with teens.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post questioning whether or not kids should be forced to attend church. The feedback was overwhelmingly in favor of taking kids to church, for a variety of reasons. If we say we want kids to come to church, then stop engaging them, our actions don’t match up with our words. Just what are we prepared to do to keep kids, teens, and young adults in church?
It’s time to be completely honest: my family hasn’t been attending church regularly. After thirteen years, we decided we needed a break. Over a year later, I’m ready for us to return. Will my family want to come with me?
My son stunned me with the depth of his faith and passion for the teachings of Jesus.
Clergy kids get special expectations. But Jesus overturned the expectations of others.
My daughters, raised on Godly Play, are now drifting away from the Bible. What can I do?
I was reminded on Sunday that people make a church a home. Physical structures cannot compare to God’s spirit shining through God’s children.