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San Francisco: "Where have all the kids gone?"

Worldview's have consequences. Whether or not those consequences were anticipated or expected you have to live with them. As San Francisco has for years moved more and more to the progressive vision of the new American city residents have begun to ask an alarming question: 'What happened to the kids?' The New York times writes an eye-opening piece about a city that has emb...

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The "Acceptable" Prosperity Gospel

If you have been in the church for awhile, you are aware of the dangers of the prosperity gospel, otherwise known as the "health & wealth" movement. Or as we called it in my youth, the "blab it & grab it" gospel. Whatever you call it, it's dangerous, misleading and an affront to the true gospel of Jesus Christ. However, is it possible that even evangelicals who reject this...

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The Futility of Gender-Neutral Parenting

Anyone who's ever worked in a church nursery can tell you- boys and girls are different. But, be that as it may, some people feel strongly that parents, cultural and environmental causes shape a boy or girls concept of gender. It turns out however, that gender is in fact a biological matter that cannot be denied. This article from the LA times is coming to grips with somet...

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If the U.S only had 100 people: Charting American's religious affiliations

With millions and millions of people and various religious belief systems it can be really hard to understand where we as a country stand on religion. The Pew research institute released a study that can help wrap our heads around this question. It's worth the 10 minutes it takes to read to understand where America stands religiously. ...

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The Importance of Theology for Teens

Theology is one of the most undervalued yet important area of discipleship for any Christian, including teen-agers. Read this great short post by Jaquelle Crowe (a teen herself) that offers five reasons teens need good theology....

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How to talk about gender with your kids...

Ask any parent from any generation and there were no shortage of awkward conversations they had to have with their kids (you might have been one of those kids). For today's parents, add to that list the topic of gender. Raising three kids of my own, I have found this article helpful in offering broad categories to think about as you help equip your kids to think well, wise...

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5 truths for our daughters

I'm a father who along with my wife is trying to raise a daughter. I love it. She is my joy and delight and I want her to grow up loving the Lord, His Church and His Word. I also want her to love God's plan for her as a young girl and soon young women. Read this short, simple article on 5 truths for your daughter to learn as she grows on her path to womanhood. ...

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Marriages need more than compatibility

Ever since the 1990s 'compatibility' has been the buzzword amongst marriage counselors and authors. However, is compatibility really all a good marriage needs? Isn't there more to making marriage work than the fact that we somehow fit together? The fact that divorce rates have risen since the compatibility craze says there is. Read this great post about a biblical perspect...

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Do Christian Parents Flirt With the Idol of Safety?

As staff we were talking about the dangers of living in such a blessed area like South Orange County. However, sometimes those blessings can get us too comfortable and allow weaknesses to develop. One such weakness is being too used to comfort and safety. All of us are parents and we asked an honest question: are we more concerned with our child's safety than the call of t...

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The Importance of Getting the Gospel Right in your Church

Saying that you're "all about the gospel" is popular today (We say it on our very own website!). But what exactly do we mean by that statement? Dever, Greer & Onwuchekwa help us think more clearly on this popular phrase....

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