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Christians Must Care Less about Our Cultural Reputation

Never have I written an article title that sounds less intuitive. Don’t we need to be concerned about our witness to the world? Isn’t that implied in the Great Commission? Shouldn’t people see us and want to follow Jesus because of our reputation? Stick with me here, because this requires some nuance and it’s really important. The idea that Christians need to fix a growing reputation problem in our society is becoming increasingly common in conversations on social media and even Read More…

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Christian Private School vs. Homeschool: Making the Choice [Podcast #4]

More parents than ever are considering alternatives to public school. In particular, many are weighing the relative benefits of Christian private school and homeschool. In this episode, I share about our family’s six years of experience in Christian private school and what it’s like to transition from a traditional school setting to homeschool (which we did this fall). If you’re considering one or both options, this show will help you think through key questions before making a decision. I Read More…

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How to Teach Your Kids about Non-Christian Worldviews [Podcast #2]

In this episode, I share my best insights and practical tips for talking with your kids about non-Christian worldviews, based on our months of doing this as a formal part of our homeschool schedule. (You do not need to be homeschooling to implement any of what I talk about–this is for all parents!) This episode will explain: Why it’s mission critical for Christian parents to teach kids about non-Christian worldviews.Three key things kids should understand about the nature of studying Read More…

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My Podcast Has Launched!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve started a podcast…and the first episode is now live! I’ve had a lot of people ask me over the past couple of years about starting a podcast, but I was always reluctant because the perfectionist side of me would rather carefully craft every word I want to say in writing. However, I know that many people prefer podcasts now, so after months of getting up to speed on the podcasting world, I decided to give it a go! I’ll continue to blog as well; my podcast Read More…

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Christians Shaming Christians Over Voting for Trump: 3 Strawman Arguments That Need to Stop

There’s been a sad fallout among Christians now that the election chaos has (mostly) come to an end and a new administration is taking over: Christians are shaming other Christians for having voted for Trump. It’s one thing to say, “As a Christian, I didn’t support Trump because (fill in the blank with disagreements regarding his character or the party platform).” But it’s entirely another thing to mischaracterize why many Christians did vote for Trump and then attempt to make Read More…

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Disagreement Fatigue and 2020: How the Events of the Year Will Shape Christian Interactions in 2021 and Beyond

There’s no disagreement on one thing in 2020: that it was a year filled with disagreements. Of course, “disagreement” is a kinder, gentler word for much of the chaotic, nasty, and sometimes violent conflict we saw as our culture responded to a worldwide pandemic, racial injustice, and the presidential election. Through the transparency of social media, people drew battle lines and fought, with the wars leaving wounds on friendships, family relationships, church relationships, and more. Read More…

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How to Talk with Your Teens about Sex and Love from a Biblical Worldview: Interview with Sean McDowell

Over the last several years, I’ve spoken on the subject of apologetics to many groups of parents at churches and conferences. Although none of my talks deal with the topic of sexuality, I can hardly think of a time when I wasn’t asked a question about it either in the Q & A or in private conversation afterward with an individual parent. In particular, parents always want to know what they should say to their kids about homosexuality and transgender questions. These are undoubtedly the most Read More…

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If You’ve Started Hating Fellow Christians Because of How They’re Voting, You’ve Lost Perspective

I’ve been homeschooling now for 8 weeks and am thoroughly enjoying it. I especially love having the opportunity to dig more deeply into subjects that are glossed over in traditional school or not addressed at all. Case in point: logic. Every week, I teach my 6th grade twins how to spot logical fallacies using the introductory book, The Fallacy Detective. Last week, however, I deviated from the book and gave my kids a document containing several paragraphs from the Democratic Party platform. Read More…

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