So much of parental decision-making can focus on helping our kids “fit in.” But 1 Peter 2:11-12 calls believers to live as aliens and strangers, in such a way that our unmistakably strange lives bring glory to God. As Christian parents, our greatest hope for our children is that they would grow to know, love, and serve God with everything they have. But those who grow to know, love, and serve God with everything they have don’t blend in. This podcast examines six key areas in which we can help our children trade the comfort of “fitting in” for the calling of standing out.
Workshop Leader: Jen Wilkin
Date: June 17, 2016
Event: The Gospel Coalition 2016 Women’s Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
Jen Wilkin is a writer, speaker, and Bible teacher. She lives in Flower Mound, Texas, and her family calls The Village Church home. Wilkin is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds (Crossway, 2014) and None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) (Crossway, 2016), as well as a Bible study curriculum from LifeWay and The Gospel Coalition titled First Peter: A Living Hope in Christ.
You can stream this episode of The Gospel Coalition podcast here.