Christian Parenting by the Books, or Maybe Not So Much

I have three sons: Eli (7), Liam (5), and Ari (2.5). We have a lot of fun together but like every family we have our share of conflicts. Thankfully because of their ages they are minor and usually inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, however we do take things like disrespect and disobedience quite... Continue Reading →

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An Honest Response to John Pavlovitz

A dear friend of mine sent me a text this afternoon with a link to a blog post he had read and a question, What are your thoughts on this?  The post, which was published yesterday by John Pavlovitz, was titled My Emancipation from American Christianity.  If you haven't read it, please do.  While I... Continue Reading →

A Father’s Day Reflection

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while have heard bits and pieces of the story with my father.  My biological father passed away when I was a year old.  I grew up with my amazing grandfather as the male influence in my life and when I was eleven my mother... Continue Reading →

An Introduction to Bible Prophecy

Prophecy has been something that has captivated mankind for centuries.  It's a mystery that is found in the lore of civilizations around the world, often times as related to a religion (though not always).  Prophecy, as it's typically understood, can be categorized as a predictive forecast of an event or series thereof.  That, then, begs... Continue Reading →

Yom Hashoah, or Jesus, Joseph & The Holocaust

Sundown marks a very important day for not just Israel, but for all Jews around the world.  The day is Yom Hashoah, known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day.  It commemorates the systematic extermination of Europe's Jewish population by Nazi Germany during World War II. Shoah, Not Holocaust For the sake of you, the reader,... Continue Reading →

Self Check Up, or the Man in the Mirrors

I remember my mother telling me as a teenager, “When you have your own children I hope they act just like you did when you were little...” At the time I sat back, laughing and thinking to myself, “Ha! Like that will happen...” Well, yeah... that happened... Try as I might to avoid it, my little boys act an awful lot like their old man and it's not always pretty...

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