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FamilyLife Today Listeners, Welcome! I’d Love To Come Share With You and Your Church Please Contact Me for Speaking, Training, and More

FamilyLife Today Listeners, Welcome! I’d Love To Come Share With You and Your Church Please Contact Me for Speaking, Training, and More

Welcome, FamilyLife Today listeners! Thank you for coming here to find out more about my message on air. I’d love to do more to help you do all you can to keep your kids spiritually strong in the face of gay activism’s powerful anti-Christian barrage.

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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No, Christian Leaders Are Not Theocracy-Seeking ‘Taliban’

No, Christian Leaders Are Not Theocracy-Seeking ‘Taliban’

Mehdi Hasan of The Intercept posted an incendiary video accusing Christian leaders (“mullahs” and “caliphs” he calls them) of promoting theocracy and Sharia. The “Christian Taliban,” he calls it. Someone asked me to respond. This one is by audio. My criticism of this video is very strongly worded, but nowhere near as strong as Hasan’s vilification of Christian leaders. Another difference: Mine is honest and proportionate. I mean that quite soberly.  

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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Hell Under Fire (Facebook Live)

Hell Under Fire (Facebook Live)

The topic of hell is very much under fire. I wrote about it at The Stream a couple days ago, and it was the topic of this week’s Facebook Live edition of “Contentious Questions (Because some questions just are that way).” Image Credit(s): Austin Neill, Unsplash.

Everybody Wants a Piece of Jesus It Isn't Gonna Work

Everybody Wants a Piece of Jesus It Isn't Gonna Work

Everyone wants a piece of Jesus. Major religions want to claim him for their own. And political and social activists try to make him stand for their causes, too. He will have none of it. So how then can we avoid that mistake in our own lives? How can we discern it in others? That’s my topic for this week’s edition of Contentious Questions (Because some questions just are that way). Image Credit(s): Austin Neill, Unsplash.

Apologetics in Your Teaching: Four Ways You Can Aim Your People Higher The Most Frequently Emphasized Theme in the New Testament Is ... ?

Apologetics in Your Teaching: Four Ways You Can Aim Your People Higher The Most Frequently Emphasized Theme in the New Testament Is ... ?

I’ve been writing on how to bring apologetics into your teaching without scaring people away. (The series got interrupted by a string of unexpected events here. All is well, just a lot busier than I’d planned on.) There’s a fine line between challenging people and scaring them. Of course I use the word “scare” advisedly. I’m talking about what happens when people get pushed beyond their comfort limits — which could happen in all kinds of ways in church. Talk…

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Theme Correction

Theme Correction

Another theme change here. I liked the look of the previous one, but there were four problems: Most important: The sidebar was far too prominent on smaller screen. Subheading sizes were wrong in mobile view. Comment numbering was off: my own comments weren’t numbered. With this fix, all comment number references should be correct again except on the very most recent posts. That’s an unfortunate problem that I can’t correct. Many style/formatting tags failed to work in comments. Thanks for…

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