Letting Children Choose…their Sexuality?

A new YouTube video featuring a California father’s response to his son’s choice of doll has gone viral, with millions of views to date.  If one is to believe the comments attached to this self-promoting clip, this man is in line for the next Father-of-the-Century award.  What does he say to his son that is…

I want my child to be an Ordinary Christian!

[Note: You will want to read my last post on “Ordinary Children’s Ministry” here to give these next thoughts some essential context.]  As a parent, my deepest desire is to see my eight children become Christians–and more than that, ORDINARY Christians.  Yes, this goes against the grain of what my sinful heart would rather see in them–academic, athletic, and…

The Bible is for Boys Too!

Warning: The following post contains many broad generalizations on the subject of boyhood and girlhood.  Please trust that the author knows that not ALL girls or ALL boys are exactly alike.  He certainly realizes that there’s a spectrum of both masculinity and femininity–so not ALL boys enjoy blood, guts, hunting and football; nor do ALL…