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Explaining the Christian Mess: 12 Things I Wish I Knew as a Teen

As a Christian, do you look around at the messiness of those who call themselves Christians.  Does their bizarre behavior make you doubt your own faith? 

In today’s podcast we try to answer the question – Can Jesus explain the mess that Christianity seems to be in? Does this mess discredit Jesus?

I think it is vital that our young people understand these issues. Otherwise, they can be tempted to say, I don’t want to be part of this craziness. 

Let’s tune in and start thinking about how we can explain the Christian mess. 

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If you are a parent, God has given you eternal souls to influence. In today’s culture, you need a strategy.

The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your parenting.

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Teaching Our Kids about Sex in a New Era

Part of discipling our children in the faith is to appropriately protect, teach, and model a biblical view of sexuality. Yet, no topic can make us more tongue-tied. To make matters worse, we are living in a hyper-sexualized and chaotic culture when it comes to this topic.

In this podcast, I talk with Eric Bancroft. Eric is the pastor of Grace Church in Miami, he has been married for 22 years and has three teenage sons.

This conversation is theologically rich along with wisdom that comes from someone who has been a youth pastor, pastor, and father of three teenage boys.

This will be a podcast you want to listen to several times, taking notes as you go!

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Gospel-Infused Parenting: A Conversation with Bob and Julie Kauflin

The Kauflin name is probably very familiar to you.

Although you may know him for his contribution to worship, you may not know that Bob Kauflin has thought a lot about parenting. I first heard Bob teach on parenting at a conference probably about 10 years ago and I thought, “This is excellent teaching from a godly man.” He and Julie graciously agreed to talk with me recently.

Bob is the Director of Sovereign Grace Music and the author of numerous popular worship songs. He is also the author of two books – Worship Matters and True Worshipers. In addition, He is a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church in Louisville KY.

He and Julie have been married for 43 years, have six […]

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Thoughts for the Summer

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Cookouts and Family Discipleship – Intentionally capture some great opportunities at these events.

Vacation, Family Trips, and Family Discipleship – Do you know the difference between a vacation and a family trip? Are you prepared?

The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your parenting.

If you are a parent, God has given you eternal souls to influence. […]

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Biblical Investment: Thinking Differently About Money

Do you and your spouse argue about money? Do you have a common understanding of what the Bible teaches about money? How are you teaching your children about money? 

In today’s podcast, I want to introduce you to my friend Daniel Howe. Daniel is the pastor of Christ Reformed Presbyterian church in East Providence RI. I invited him to address some of our families in our church and talk about the budgeting software application “You Need a Budget”.

I have just recently discovered this online site and love it. If you are feeling like you don’t have a handle on your spending, I highly recommend this application.

Daniel has a view on money that I have not heard widely before but I subscribe to –that is investing. What I hear from a lot of Christian teachers involves not spending –and that can […]

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Loving One Another 101

As Christians, we are commanded many times in the New Testament to love one another. But how does that play out in our daily lives? And how do we train our children in this?

Jesus told us that all people will know we are his disciples if we love one another. In fact, that command is repeated 11 other times in the New Testament. But what does that love look like? 

In today’s podcast I invite you to listen in on five different aspects or facets of this diamond. You may think of these things as simple But I am regularly surprised at how many Christians don’t practice them. And for our particular application, how many parents don’t train their children in these qualities. 

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Pray For Me Campaign with Tony Souder

Studies show that young people who are connected with other adults in church have a much higher percentage of remaining with the faith. But as a parent, how can we facilitate this? And as a church leader, what can we contribute? In this episode, Tony Souder of the Pray for Me Campaign discusses how he has helped supercharge this idea for churchwide application. 

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How Mothers Can Defeat The Comparison Virus

As a mom, do you find yourself constantly comparing yourself with other families and feeling inferior? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to do this mom thing? Always feeling like there is more to do? Then this podcast is for you.

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The Disciple-Making Parent will give you confidence in your parenting.

If you are a parent, God has given you eternal souls to […]

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Parenting Q and A with Chap

What if you could invite me to your Sunday School and ask me some parenting questions to fill in the corners of The Disciple-Making Parent.  

That’s exactly what this recording is.  A friend invited me to his church to finish up their study of  The Disciple-Making Parent. In that time, we covered all sorts of subjects including ones I did not talk about like: prodigals, advice to young parents, and commitment to the local church.

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Seven Thoughts on Apologetics in a New Age

I recently had the privilege of presenting several workshops at the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville’s annual Pastor’s Conference. In particular, I was asked to speak on How Apologetics Can Strengthen Families and Youth.

I chose to focus on what I believe are seven new realities from when I grew up.

The Ubiquity of the Cell-Phone and the Arts.A Change in Values in Our Country.A New Minority Status.A Need for a Clear and Compelling Christian Sexual Ethic.We Need to Think Clearly about the Inoculation Theory.We Need to Think Clearly about our Goals.We Need to Think Clearly about our Strategies.

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