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5 Ways to Teach Kids to Love Church Planting

My husband and I are raising four boys. One of the things they know, without a shadow of a doubt, is that on Saturdays in the fall we gather with friends to watch the LSU Tigers play football. Our home fills with fans dressed in purple and gold. We visit, eat, and look after the little ones all while rooting for our favorite team. Cheering for LSU is part of our family culture. We’re proud to be well on our way to raising the next…
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John Wants to Be Jane: 3 Ways to Counsel a Gender-Confused Child

“Mom and Dad, can we talk?” With this seemingly ordinary request, your 14-year-old son goes on to reveal that he identifies as a girl. He tells you he’s been quietly uncomfortable in his male body for years. Recently, he’s connected with transgender teens at school and online, and the similarity of their feelings and experiences has confirmed to him that he is transgender. He asks you to start referring to…

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What a Famous Poet Can Teach Rural Pastors
Early in the year 1633, a rural Anglican priest named George Herbert lay dying of tuberculosis in the village of Bemerton, England. He was not quite 40 years old. Herbert entrusted a friend with a handwritten manuscript of religious and devotional poems. He asked him to deliver the manuscript to their mutual friend Nicholas Ferrar. Ferrar could burn it if he wished. Or, if he thought the poems might help others, he could publish them. Herbert had never before published his English poetry; he wrote his poems for God and kept them to himself, though he seems to have…

What a Famous Poet Can Teach Rural Pastors

Three reasons I’ve been drawn to read and return to this classic work.

How to Thrive in a World of Competing Spectacles

We were created to see Christ. He is the spectacle we seek among this earthly theater.

What Unlikely Converts Can Teach Us About Evangelism (and Ourselves)

The gospel is for everyone. And the task of evangelism includes every Christian—even those you’d least expect.

How a Book on Doubt Changed My Life

Christian faith is rooted not in the absence of doubt but in an abundance of hope.