Catechism · Children · Children's Ministry · David · Hero · Heroes · King David · Old Testament

David and Goliath, The Real Hero

One of the best known Old Testament stories is David and Goliath. Even someone who never stepped foot in church knows the story of the underdog.  The story is found in I Samuel 17, but let me summarize it for you. There is a giant named Goliath, who is a Philistine. He is taunting and… Continue reading David and Goliath, The Real Hero

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25 Articles From My Guest Bloggers and Interviews

This October we will have published over 150 articles on our blog. This week what I would like to do is look back and highlight the 13 people who have either been guest bloggers or who I have interviewed with over two dozen articles. This will give an appreciation of those who have helped this… Continue reading 25 Articles From My Guest Bloggers and Interviews

Children · Parenting · Parents · Shepherding

5 Reasons Your Child Needs You as their Primary Shepherd – Guest Blogger Cam Hyde

Every once in awhile I take a week to point you to other voices who speak truth. One of the ways I do this is by featuring  a guest blogger. Today’s post comes from Cam Hyde. Some of this post has been edited with the author’s permission. Cam and I belong to a group of… Continue reading 5 Reasons Your Child Needs You as their Primary Shepherd – Guest Blogger Cam Hyde

Bible Lesson · Children · Forgiveness · Parenting · Teaching Bible

Teaching Children Scripture

I’ve said before that if you cannot teach something to a child, there’s a good chance you don’t understand it yourself. I’m not talking about the intricacies of things not age-appropriate;  you won’t teach a five-year-old calculus, but many important lessons can be taught at a basic level. Recently one of my children taught me… Continue reading Teaching Children Scripture

Children · Gospel · Gospel Parenting · Guest Blogger · Mother · Parenting · Shannon Madden

Loving Our Children Who “Trigger” Us Guest Blogger Shannon Madden

“Triggered” is a word gaining popularity in our culture. I remember a time when it was not part of common language. Now it seems very common. It generally means that something has stimulated a powerful emotional reaction from the person who is “triggered.” In their recent book, Triggers: Exchanging Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses,… Continue reading Loving Our Children Who “Trigger” Us Guest Blogger Shannon Madden

Books · C.S. Lewis · Children · Childrens books · Fiction · Gifts · Guest Blogger · Worldview

Children’s Fiction with Christian Worldviews by Shannon Madden

Shannon is my wife, and mother to our three children. She loves reading, and especially loves reading to our children. She has developed a list of five fiction books, and how they portray the Christian worldview. All of these books would be great gifts for your children. Tim You may have heard the expression that… Continue reading Children’s Fiction with Christian Worldviews by Shannon Madden

Adoption · Children · Foster Care · Parenting

How Adoption Reflects the Heart of God

For those who are unaware, November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Although my wife and I have not adopted, we have many friends and some relatives who have and have gleaned much from them. I also want to recognize those who have fostered children. First, I am not advocating that everyone adopt. There are some… Continue reading How Adoption Reflects the Heart of God

Children · Church · Vacation · Worship

Why We Go to Church on Vacation

If you stumbled upon this blog it’s important for you to know that I currently pastor a church. While I think that this article is important to pastors, I believe it is also important for everyone. I want to talk about why I still go to church while I am on vacation. First let me… Continue reading Why We Go to Church on Vacation

Catechism · Children · Children's Ministry · Doctrine · Unity

Why Catechism?

Everyone has an  idea of what church should be like. Some people are looking for specific traditions or programs  they believe the church needs in order for them to attend. Others have a long list of requirements, to the point that they will never find the “perfect” church they are looking for. So when someone… Continue reading Why Catechism?

Books · Catechism · Children · Children's Ministry · Christocentric · DVD

Theology Books for Kids

Shannon and I love our children. They are among the greatest bright spots of my day. Because I love my children, I want them to grow up with good theology so that they know the real God. There are thousands of children’s books that you can pick up from the Dollar Store to the big… Continue reading Theology Books for Kids