Throwback Thursday: Brian Walsh on the Postmodern Problem with Grand Stories


Christianity is a story. That’s because the Bible is a story. One big, rich story spanning thousands of years. In my experience teaching and explaining the grand story of Scripture, I have noticed how much this excites children and teenagers. They love to trace the story. They love when I am about to teach a… More Throwback Thursday: Brian Walsh on the Postmodern Problem with Grand Stories

3 Tips for Effective Teaching in Children’s Ministry


Children’s ministry can be one of the most frustrating ministries in the church. If you serve in children’s ministry there will be times when you will feel unappreciated. It is likely you are overworked. And people probably see your role as little more than glorified babysitting. On top of all of this mostly negative reaction… More 3 Tips for Effective Teaching in Children’s Ministry

Morning Mashup 09/30


A Quick and Easy Guide to the Planned Parenthood Videos – Shameful silence from the mainstream media. Mollie Hemingway helps them do their jobs. I Don’t Want Your Good Vibes. I Want Prayer. – Megan Hill: “There’s no substitute for our communion with the Father.” Speak for the Unborn Leader Pleads for Life – Great look at the… More Morning Mashup 09/30

Like a Thief in the Night: Brief Reflections on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3


When I was growing up my dad was a high school baseball coach. That meant he was away from home a lot during baseball season and would get home really late, especially when the team played out of town. I remember as a kid always asking, “When will Daddy be home? When will Daddy be… More Like a Thief in the Night: Brief Reflections on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

Morning Mashup 09/28


Injury Interrupted My Idolatry – From time to time, Desiring God will feature an article written by a professional athlete. They are always profound for me. This piece from NBA player Landry Fields is no different. Fantastic perspective. 3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Pray for the Persecuted Church – Great post from Ruth Ripken on how… More Morning Mashup 09/28

Quick Quotes: 10 Quotes from “Captivated” by Thabiti Anyabwile


Every Friday, I plan to share select quotes from a book I am either currently reading or have previously read. Few things have impacted my faith and life as much as reading has. This will be just one way I promote books and reading. These articles will be for the dedicated reader who loves to… More Quick Quotes: 10 Quotes from “Captivated” by Thabiti Anyabwile

Morning Mashup 09/25


A mashup of articles for your information, edification, entertainment, and enjoyment. Hajj Stampede Near Mecca Leaves Over 700 Dead – Horrible tragedy. Praying for the families of those affected. 9 Marks of a Generous Giver – Comprehensive and concise article on the Christian and giving. “The first three marks involve where your giving goes; the next three… More Morning Mashup 09/25

Leaning on the Promises of God: 3 Ways to Apply God’s Promises to Your Life


How many of us believe the promises of God are true, but see no fruit of this belief in our lives? I think there is a common disconnect between assenting to the promises of God and trusting the promises of God. Trust or belief in the biblical sense of the words are inextricably tied to… More Leaning on the Promises of God: 3 Ways to Apply God’s Promises to Your Life