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Profound, Yet Simple

February 10, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
Teachers, here is encouragement from R. C. Sproul to really know and understand the biblical concepts you are teaching your students: Certain assumptions are made in the classroom. The first is that the teacher knows more about the subject than the student. It is, in general, a safe assumption. The second assumption is that the […]... continue >>

Don’t Toss Aside the Hull and Mast

February 9, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
One of the things I’ve noticed about children’s and youth ministry in the past few years is a renewed and increased evangelistic impulse—an urgency to teach children about Jesus and the Gospel so that they might be saved. This is a wonderful change from the all-too-common emphasis on Gospel-less moralism of the past. My concern, […]... continue >>

On Not Shrinking, but Upholding, Embracing and Declaring

February 8, 2016 in 2013 National Conference with 0 Comments
Paul’s declaration in Acts 20:27, “. . . for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God,” are richly inspiring, yet deeply sobering words.  Why inspiring?  Why sobering?  Let’s take the latter first. These are deeply sobering words because they imply that, due to what is contained in “the whole […]... continue >>

When Life is Hard God is…  

February 3, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
It has been a difficult week for my extended family. Hard news from doctors. Difficult decisions. Pain and suffering. Tears and heartbreak. But there is something more. Underneath the life-shaking events is something unshakeable, something that changes everything. Christina Fox explains it so beautifully: When the storms of life wreak havoc on all you know […]... continue >>

Seven Principles for More Effective Teaching

February 2, 2016 in Blog with 0 Comments
Would you like to improve the teaching experience for both you and your students? Here is a resource I highly recommend: Teaching to Change Lives: Seven Proven Ways to Make Your Teaching Come Alive  by Dr. Howard Hendricks.  It’s filled with practical, biblical, seasoned wisdom that is helpful for both new and experienced teachers alike. […]... continue >>