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What is a Teacher?

January 28, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Why invest in the sometimes tiresome recruitment and training of classroom teachers in children’s and youth ministry? Why use “old-fashioned” teaching methods when high quality lesson videos are available for classroom use? Won’t children and youth learn more through the use of new technology? Here is a really thought-provoking video titled “This Will Revolutionize Education,” […]... continue >>

Biblical Literacy—What Will our Students Need?

January 27, 2015 in Bible Skills with 0 Comments
Imagine doing the following exercise with a classroom of 16-year-old students: Summarize and explain the main meaning of Romans 3:21-26. How does this text apply to your own life? “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—the righteousness of God […]... continue >>

Family: A Gift, but Not the Giver

January 26, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
An important reminder from Pastor Ray Ortlund: God gave us family. And what a precious gift! But it is a gift, not the Giver. Jesus will not allow himself to be demoted to High Priest in the Temple Of Family Values.  When we come to Christ, we leave that Temple behind, never to return, and we spend the […]... continue >>

A Poem by John Piper

January 21, 2015 in Blog with 1 Comments
Desiring God originally posted this video poem on January 22, 2013. May it serve to challenge and encourage us today. Here is the prelude to the poem: God is the ultimate actor in life and in death and after death. And we are created to join him in acting on behalf of the children. “We […]... continue >>

Training Children to Value and Protect Human Life

January 20, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
I was 13 years old when the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by the US Supreme Court. Sadly, I don’t remember any response to the decision from the church that my family was attending at the time. For the current generation, abortion has simply been the “law of the land.” But the […]... continue >>