Does the idea of family devotions make you feel guilty. Have you tried and failed to have a family time with the Lord? Then this episode is for you. Family worship and devotions can be an ongoing source of guilt. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In today’s podcast we are going to talk with Dr. David Murray. Dr. Murray has just released the book Exploring the Bible Together: A 52-week Family Worship Plan. But before you become overwhelmed with that, take a listen to this podcast. You will discover that it is a simple plan that takes about 4-5 minutes a day. I think you are going to love it. In addition, it is family companion to the study for individual use. So [...]
The media, internet, and screens can seem like a tsunami, overwhelming us and our children. Sometimes it seems to disciple our children more than we do. What should a parent do? In this podcast, I talked with Tim Challies about his perspective on the media and its use in his family. He has written a book, The Next Story: Faith, Friends, Family, and the Digital World. In our time together we talked about some insights on this new world that could guide us as parents. In addition, at the end of the episode, we touch briefly on his last chapter about having a media plan. Tim is a well-known Christian blogger and author. He is married to Aileen and father to three children. In addition, [...]
Does Christian history seem boring to you? Would you like a fun flyover to gain some perspective on your heritage as a Christian? Perspective is a part of maturity. Christian history can give us and our children perspective on how God's church has grown and spread out since Jesus walked the earth. Sometimes we can believe that we are the first generation of believers to experience certain questions or conflicts. Christian history reminds us that this is not true. In this podcast, I talked with Tim Challies about his new book and video series- Epic: An Around-the-World Journey through Christian History. Tim is a well-known Christian blogger and author. He is married to Aileen and father to three children. In addition, he serves as an [...]
You want to raise your children to live on mission, to bring the good news of the love Christ to the world. You want them to have stretching experiences of serving and learning from others. But how can we do that? How can we do that as a family? We want to have the joy of telling others about Jesus and we want to train our children in this way also. It is a joyful privilege when God uses us. But how do we go about doing that? Sharing the love of Christ is often a individual endeavor. In today’s podcast, I have a conversation with Tim Zulker and Miranda Laughlin about a summer park ministry that has flourished here in Providence. It is called [...]
You've been married now for more than a few years. Kids are everywhere. Work is hard. Fights seem to be increasing. Is this what you signed up for? Would you do it again? Would you still say "I do"? Our marriages display Christ to our children and the watching world. Jesus said that all men will know you are my disciples if you love one another. If that's true in the church, how much more is that true in a Christian home where both would profess to follow Christ? And yet, marriages change over time. You have a history together. It's easy to settle into indiffererence or cynicism. If that's the temptation, then the book I Still Do is for you. In today’s podcast, we [...]
Bullying is a common childhood problem. How would you help your child if this happened to him or her? Are Christians always to turn the other cheek? How does the gospel apply? Listen in as I have conversation with Kevin McKay about the wise way he walked his son through this very problem.
I am honored to have an articulate and wise board of The Apollos Project. In this interview, I talk with Yolanda Weinberger about her thoughts on race and racism. 00:01 - Meet Yolanda! 04:51 - A few stories of of racism 08:34 - How Yolanda thinks about racism 13:45 - Advice for "guilty feeling" whites 17:24 - Advice for Americans of African descent 22:38 - How Yolanda has tried to disciple her children thinking about race 25:17 - Thoughts on Ferguson and Baltimore 31:40 - Applying the gospel to this issue 34:09 - Ways to stay connected with Yolanda. Download it here. I think you will agree with me that the information here is solid gold. You can follow Yolanda at her website [...]