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Vital Teaching for Releasing Your Children to the World

Vital Teaching for Releasing Your Children to the World

One of the essential goals of parenting is the practice of releasing your children to the culture where they will eventually live. Part of this process is for them to live less under the governance of the parent’s rules and more under God’s authority. As… Continue Reading …

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

Fundamentalism is one slice of Christian evangelicalism. In addition to the fundamentals of the faith, fundamentalists typically hold to strict sub-biblical, ascetic practices. Though they love Jesus and are passionate about following Him, many of them embrace legalistic preferences. The negative effect of this kind… Continue Reading …

Give Your Children Fewer Rules and More Attitude

Being rule-centered may bring pseudo comfort because you are living within a “secure structure of codes,” but it will suffocate the life that God could give you if you were willing to walk in the Spirit. Rule-based living is a self-reliant way that leaves you… Continue Reading …

The Problem Letting Religious People Know The Real You

Becoming a Christian does not remove the fear of being rejected by others. Christianity provides you with a new people group and new opportunities to belong, but it does not mean you are to live with your new friends while wearing a mask. I did… Continue Reading …

Investigating Legalism—Where in the World Is Worldliness?

Where in the world is worldliness? How you answer this question will determine how you live out your Christian experience in God’s world. Your “system of Christian practice” flows from how you answer my question. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Legalism Is a Fear-Based Culture that Leads to a Complex Life

Legalism is a complicated subject. It stirs emotive responses from many Christians. If you’re in it, it’s hard to get out. If you did come out of it, it’s easy to overreact and go to some dangerous places. In this two-part series, I’m going to… Continue Reading …

Day 4 – Two “Rules” Every Parent Must Teach Their Children

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 4 TWO “RULES” EVERY PARENT MUST TEACH THEIR CHILDREN You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like… Continue Reading …

Day 9 – Give Your Child Fewer Rules And More Attitude

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 9 GIVE YOUR CHILDREN FEWER RULES AND MORE ATTITUDE The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart… Continue Reading …

Day 12 – Rule-Based Parenting Creates Dysfunctional Children

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 12 RULE-BASED PARENTING CREATES DYSFUNCTIONAL CHILDREN And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. (1 Thessalonians 5:14) Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn,… Continue Reading …