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The Law, the Gospel, the Christian, and an Opportunity

May 20, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Unfortunately, the law of God seems to have fallen on hard times.  When some hear the words, “law” or “commands” the words, “legalism” and “moralism” immediately come to mind. Yes, we should be on guard as we teach our children. In the past several decades, children’s Sunday school curricula and other Bible resources tended to […]... continue >>

Key Qualifications for Teaching Youth

May 19, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Have you ever felt a call or burden to teach the youth in your church? Have you been questioned as to your ability because of your age?too old to relate? Hear these words from Sally Michael in her recent seminar “Teaching Youth and Engaging their Hearts”: The first year I taught junior high students in […]... continue >>

Parenting Thoughts from a Puritan

May 18, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Last week, Tim Challies posted “8 Items for Christian Parents to Ponder.” Here is his very intriguing introduction to the post: The other day, the old Puritan John Flavel took me out back and slapped me around for a while (metaphorically, of course). I have been reading his classic work The Mystery of Providence and he dedicates […]... continue >>

Tell, Explain, Demonstrate, and Inspire

May 13, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
Here is a great quote to ponder: The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The great teacher demonstrates. The superior teacher inspires.  —William Arthur Ward       (Image courtesy of lobster20 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.)... continue >>

A More Powerful Circuit

May 12, 2015 in Blog with 0 Comments
A while back I read an article about embracing the use of technology in the preschool classroom at church. One idea related to the frightened, clingy child who doesn’t want to leave his parent and go into the classroom on Sunday morning. The high-tech solution for the teacher? Try pulling out your tablet (or smartphone) […]... continue >>