Facing the Falsehood of Fake News

True or false? There was once a time where you could fully trust that the news on TV, radio, and in print was all completely true.  False!  But with the recent overuse of the term “fake news,” one could easily get the impression that this is a totally new phenomenon.  News networks, social media sites, and…

Teach your Children the Twelve Truths of Christmas

Our children learn a whole lot about life during the Christmas season.  They learn how to indulge themselves.  They learn how to be demanding and self-centered.  They learn works-righteousness from Santa (Good=presents; Bad=lump of coal).  They learn that getting new stuff equals happiness. They learn the secret of discontentment.  They learn that our American economy…

Can you Teach Bible Stories Without Interpreting Them?

I recently came across this quote from a parent caught up in a cyberspace debate about teaching children the Bible: I don’t believe the Bible is false. I believe the Bible is a tool to help us know God. I have wrestled a lot with what to teach my kids. Kids have the capacity to think…

Everything is Awesome!

While on Spring Break last week, Grandpa took all of the sons and grandsons to see The Lego Movie.  Just as I had heard and read, it was awesome!  As a long-time player of Legos–and even the newer Lego video games–the film certainly was an homage to the toy that has been a part of many…

This Little Light of Mine…is not Really Mine!

Several months ago, I first saw a Cigna commercial entitled “Go You.  Believe in Yourself.  We do.”  The blatant humanistic self-esteem philosophy laced throughout this ad was more than enough to drive me to switch channels.  But what ended up being much more appalling was the use of the familiar Christian song: “This Little Light…