Wednesday Roundup: The Church Has Moved! Podcast Interview with Yours Truly…

Every other Wednesday, instead of an original post, I'll provide links to podcasts, blogs, articles, etc. that are shaping how I think about the issues I love to write about: Marriage and Family, Culture, Leadership, and the Church. New Churches Q and A: Current Strategy for a Young Church Plant This is from a nationwide organization that … Continue reading Wednesday Roundup: The Church Has Moved! Podcast Interview with Yours Truly…

Parenting in a Pandemic: A Half-Marathon? Or a Triathlon?

I bet you had this thought, back in March: "Okay, this totally stinks, but we can hack it.  I'll be about July - maybe late-July - before things get back to normal.  So let's buckle down.  Get it done.  Ride hard, now, and trust that in a few months, we can put all of this … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: A Half-Marathon? Or a Triathlon?

Parenting in a Pandemic: But Are You Really Happy?

Our son does something at the breakfast table, each morning, that started off funny, but then got kind of, well, difficult: Jack: Dad, how you doing? Dad: I'm good buddy, how are you? Jack: Mama, how you doing? Mom: Pretty good, thanks for asking! Jack: Dad, how you doing? Dad: Uh, I'm good man.  How's … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: But Are You Really Happy?

When Someone’s Son Is Killed…

Steve Cuss was a very young graduate of a Bible College.  His first call in ministry was to serve as a chaplain in a Level One trauma unit.  On his first night, he describes walking into this scene, in the Intensive Care waiting room:"There were more than a dozen family members, most of them screaming, … Continue reading When Someone’s Son Is Killed…

Parenting in a Pandemic: Forward, Together?

  After he turned forty years old, Ray Kinsella decided to take up farming. He’s never done it before. But he, his wife and daughter move to Iowa, and buy a cornfield. One day, when he’s out in the cornfield by himself, he hears a voice: “If you build it, he will come…” Then, Ray sees … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic: Forward, Together?

Planting in a Pandemic, Part 4: *Darth Vader Voice* “I Find Your Lack of ‘Expertise’, Disturbing…”

  My  two year old son calls him "Dark Gator", but to the rest of us he's "Darth Vader" - the baddest Sith Lord on the block; unforgiving commander of the Empire; Intergalactic HR officer who does not want to field your puny work complaint, thank you very much. He's also the voice in my … Continue reading Planting in a Pandemic, Part 4: *Darth Vader Voice* “I Find Your Lack of ‘Expertise’, Disturbing…”

Parenting in a Pandemic, Part 5: And Your Child Shall Lead You…

  We were not expecting it, but on Friday evening we got an amazing, grace-filled treat: Our daughter put on a (very short, impromptu) ballet recital in our Living Room. What made this so special, was our daughter's journey to that day: For more than a month before COVID-19, she wore a boot that immobilized … Continue reading Parenting in a Pandemic, Part 5: And Your Child Shall Lead You…