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FamilyLife Interview On Critical Conversations Coming Thursday and Friday!

FamilyLife Interview On Critical Conversations Coming Thursday and Friday!

Coming this Thursday and Friday — my on-air conversation with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine on keeping our kids in the faith, in a world that keeps telling them it’s “bigoted,” “homophobic,” “against equality,” and more like that. Our conversation is based on my book Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens. (The title shouldn’t have said it’s all about teens; the questions and conversations can — and should! — start much younger.) Check local listings here (enter your…

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It’s Official. We Need Prayer Support. It's gone full-on ridiculous now.

It’s Official. We Need Prayer Support. It's gone full-on ridiculous now.

We need prayer. I cannot believe the headwinds and obstacles we’ve been facing. I’m leading a team to develop the Spiritual Readiness Project, a high-level, long-term plan to equip pastors and lay people for the new challenges of the day. If that website loads for you, you’ll see more of what the project is and why it matters. If it doesn’t, see below. You’ve just gotten a taste of why we need prayer. Right Purpose, Right Team… We’re focused on…

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Apologetics in the Church: The Spiritual Readiness Project Moves Forward

Apologetics in the Church: The Spiritual Readiness Project Moves Forward

What will it take to bring apologetics into the local church? I must have heard that question asked hundreds of times over the past ten years. Of course, I run in circles where people are likely to wonder. They know: Christianity is under unprecedented pressure. Most young people raised in solid Christian churches walk away from the faith when they leave home — which means most young people raised in reasonably solid Christian families walk away — and that one…

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On the Air This Week!

On the Air This Week!

Three Media Events: Critical Conversations! Tuesday Afternoon Tuesday 1:30 pm Central, 2:30 pm Eastern: Revealing how parents can realistically guide teens through the toughest questions on sexuality and gender (based on my book Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens). This will be a previously taped conversation with Judy Redlich, KSIV Radio 1320, St. Louis. Listen live! Facebook Live on “Christian Arrogance” — Tuesday Evening Facebook live with The Stream, answering the question, “Christians Say Our…

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Countdown to 2017 Giving!

Countdown to 2017 Giving!

It’s the final countdown to giving in 2017! Depending on your situation, your year-end gift in 2017 may give you real tax advantages compared to next year. But the real reason for giving is to equip believers in churches all across America with reasons for confidence in the faith — confidence that will sustain us all as we face attacks coming from the media, from the universities, from government, and from all over the Internet. Need proof? Check out this…

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Quick Note on Repaired Link

Quick Note on Repaired Link

If you tried to click on my link for Deceit on the Street and it didn’t work earlier today, that link has now been repaired: https://www.thinkingchristian.net/posts/2017/11/deceit-on-the-street/. I had changed it in one place, and forgot to update it in the other to match. Thanks for your patience.

You Can Help Equip Christians To Meet the Powerful New Challenges of the Day!

You Can Help Equip Christians To Meet the Powerful New Challenges of the Day!

Are We Ready? Really? No, I don’t think we’re ready. But we can get there, with your help. Four years ago Sara and I moved on to other ministry after 34 years with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). Part of the reason is that I was seeing serious new spiritual battles arising in our culture, and I’d lost confidence we were preparing students sufficiently for those battles. Here’s an example. All you need to watch is the first 4 1/2 minutes….

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The Illusion of Control, The Unwavering Reality of God

The Illusion of Control, The Unwavering Reality of God

I should almost be okay with it by now. I’ve had enough experience. I had surgery on my foot last Monday afternoon, for the fifth time on that foot. I was blessed with structural flaws that are to blame for it all. I should be okay with it, and honestly I’m past the fear part now. The lack of control still gets to me. Surgery is such a passive experience. You lie there and people do things to you. Part…

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Recovering Well From Foot Surgery #5

Recovering Well From Foot Surgery #5

It was sort of buried at the end of my last ministry update: another foot surgery this week. Number 5. It’s hardly front page news now, and I really did want to feature all the other good things going on in our lives and ministry! It took place two days ago, and I’m back on the job half-time again already, working from home, writing, editing, and on the phone. There’s very little pain, and everything is going exactly as it’s…

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