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Six Thoughtful and Practical Responses to Halloween

Six Thoughtful and Practical Responses to Halloween

Halloween, from a degree of difficulty perspective, is the most challenging of all our holidays. A few days out of each October, we must give a little mental energy to this tradition. The good news is that this makes Halloween no different from any other… Continue Reading …

Is It Wrong for Christians to Have Fun in a Dark World?

Is It Wrong for Christians to Have Fun In a Dark World

One of our Supporting Members asked me about a worldview on having fun. She wondered if she was supposed to have fun, and she expressed how there seems to be an element of mystery about what fun should look like for a Christian. Are Christians… Continue Reading …

Investigating Legalism—Where in the World Is Worldliness?

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 the worldliness question. Let’s investigate legalism. In this series: Part One and… Continue Reading …

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

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

Legalism is a complicated subject. It stirs passionate responses from many Christians. If you’re in a legalistic culture, it’s hard to get out. If you did come out of it, it’s typical to overreact by going to anti-rule excesses. In this two-part series, I will… Continue Reading …

How to Connect the Gospel to Your Music Choices

How to Connect the Gospel to Your Music Choices

The gospel connects to every aspect of our lives, regardless if it is things of primary importance or tertiary matters. One of those lesser but valuable loves in all our lives is Christian music, which makes knowing how to connect the gospel to your music… Continue Reading …

What Influences You the Most Is What You Love the Most

What Influences You the Most Is What You Love the Most

You can’t come out of the world because you live in the world. This problem means that we need to make decisive actions about how to guard our hearts against the influences of the culture. Some choose legalistic separation, while others love the world too… Continue Reading …

Incrementally Introducing Your Children To the World

Every home is a laboratory where parents have the privilege of incrementally introducing their children to the culture around them. This incremental child development process prepares them to live in and engage their world well, while not being overcome by the culture. Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Wise Parents Teach Their Children How to Curse

It is impossible to engage our culture at any level, and not hear curse words. Whether it is a television show or a stroll in the park, the words of our culture do not discriminate. They do not care who you are. The question every… Continue Reading …

Silo Christians Do Not Enter the Culture – They Critique It

Silo Christianity is when believers draw lines that separate themselves from those in the culture who need the gospel. Their primary methods of talking to those on the other side of the fence are criticism and condemnation. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …