Dipping into the Community Pool: February 5

Not too long ago we posted information about the new Voice of the Martyrs’ movie, Tortured for Christ. This story is as important now as it was when Pastor Wurmbrand spent 14 years in Communist prisons. Take this great opportunity to share the message of today’s persecuted church with your family and church. You can […]

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Parenting vs. Guerrilla Warfare

Last Saturday I walked over to our local soccer field to meet up with my family. It was team picture day so various groups lined the fence in their bright-colored uniforms, looking like little escapees from a box of Crayola crayons. My eyes and ears drifted to one small boy who was refusing to cooperate, […]

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Facts, Feelings, and the Quest for Self-Esteem

Margaret Mead once said, “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Her almost prophetic words distill for us the cultural shift that has transpired right before our eyes—everyone receives a trophy, everyone is special, everyone has a personal brand to promote. Labeled as the national wonder drug, self-esteem permeates every crack […]

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Shepherding Our Children

Clarence Darrow, defending attorney for John T. Scopes in the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, once commented: “The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” Darrow’s father prided himself as a religious freethinker and was known as the “village infidel.” Darrow himself had only one child with his […]

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Happy Father’s Day

J. C. Ryle writes, “ It is the highest privilege to be the child of a godly father and mother and to be brought up in the midst of many prayers.” Between the years 1960 and 2016, the percentage of children living in families with two parents decreased from 88 to 69. So today, Father’s […]

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Community Pool: June 12

There’s quite a mix to offer you this week, from a Puritan conference to a very funny video entitled “Swag Seminary.”  And don’t miss Andy Naselli quoting the entire book of Romans from memory. Why Do We Lie? Ryan Reeves discusses our propensity for lying along with the motivation behind it. Lectures at the recent […]

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Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Psalm 127:4 As arrows are shot on a trajectory, they go in one of 2 directions: the way they would go or the way they should go. Charles Bridges, in his wonderful commentary on Proverbs, puts it this way: “An existence […]

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House of Bread: The Road Less Traveled

[Part Three:  House of Bread: To Stay or to Go ] In the 1960s, the free love movement came into its own. The movement actually began much earlier—societal shifts don’t happen overnight—with the new and improved child care methods of Dr. Benjamin Spock. Just as the empty promises of laundry detergent companies do nothing to improve […]

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