Good Parenting Tips Article from the Gospel Coaltion

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/5-principles-for-disciplining-your-children Before having children, I worked for years as a camp counselor and as a teacher in a large public high school. Both arenas taught me the importance of discipline in a child’s development. Without structure and rules, summer camp would quickly devolve into some version of Lord of the Flies. Without order in the classroom, my…

Jesus Used Parables, This Article Uses A Silly BMX Fail GIF: God uses Everything

https://relevantmagazine.com/slice/if-you-think-about-it-this-spectacular-bmx-fail-is-a-metaphor-for-life/ And yet, when all is said and done and we take a step back to survey the results of our catastrophic endeavors, we may be fortunate to see that the impossible has truly been accomplished. The work of our hands may not be what we envisioned or wanted, but it has its own sort…

The Scapegoat of Yom Kippur – Interesting article

https://blog.logos.com/2017/05/theres-devil-details-day-atonement/ The second goat was not sent into the wilderness as a sacrifice to a foreign god or demon. The act of sending the live goat out into the wilderness, which was unholy ground, was to send the sins of the people where they belonged—to the demonic domain. With one goat sacrificed to bring purification…

Good Article on Contentment and Submission to God’s Will

https://relevantmagazine.com/article/what-to-do-when-your-dreams-dont-happen/ Contentment is learned. And like most things that do not come naturally and we have to learn, contentment is hard. Finding contentment in whatever circumstance is learned. And I would argue that it’s something that, through discipline, must be continually learned every day for the rest of our lives. And gracious contentment is something…

Heartbreaking Post from Ravi Zacharias

http://rzim.org/global-blog/torn-emotions-a-visit-with-nabeel-qureshi/ I do not ever recall being part of a meeting like this one: the love, the healing, the soul-wrenching heartache, the unstoppable tears, and finally the hugs, the prayers, and the farewell. My colleague Stuart McAllister summed it up in one sentence: “It was a moment in church history to remember.” It was the…