Our children have been receiving the Eucharist since Baptism—and yet they still need instruction in what that means.
Prayer is not the art of the deal. It’s the art of honesty.
When modern people think about prayer, often we wonder “does prayer work?” But that question rests on false assumptions. Real prayer works – on us.
We Need Both Facts and Fairies
I believe in a world that is wider and deeper and bolder than the facts that I can quantify about my existence.
Jesus wasn’t boring–and neither is discipleship.
We don’t have to make the Gospel exciting. It already is.
Math, Sin, and Faith Formation in the Car
Responding to kids’ faith questions when they come – including in the car on the way to ballet – helps them understand that faith matters every day of the week.
Secrets of a Pew Whisperer: Let the Children Pick the Seat
I have my own criteria for selecting a seat in church. But giving my children the freedom to pick where they want to sit has helped me see my limitations.
Secret of a Pew Whisperer: Explain the Game
My dad didn’t just explain football to me—he and mom explained what was going on in church too: what we were doing and why it was important. Now I do the same.
Second Secret of a Pew Whisperer: Respect
At the end of the day, respect is not just a social virtue — it’s a theological virtue too. Sharing worship with my kids is one more opportunity to practice.
First Secret of a Pew Whisperer: Being There
In our baptismal vows, we promise to share the Good News with others; as parents, our primary mission field is our own kids. How do we raise kids who love and worship God?
I bring my kids to Ash Wednesday worship. Here’s why.
As a child, I was somewhat confused about death. I blame Star Wars.