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    Shiny Plastic People, Part 1

    I was just reading a great post by Sam Luce about the gospel and how it should influence our parenting. (click HERE for the full article). One of the points that Sam makes is that we should “Suffer Publicly”. This got me thinking, should there be more sad people in church? At my church we call the space where our adult worship service is held the Worship Center. When I was a child this space was always called the Sanctuary. What we call it is just a matter of personal preference and tradition, but I think that there is a lot of truth in the name Sanctuary. For me, along with…

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    Friday Favorites

    This will be a new, regular series where I share some of my favorite things from the week. This may include any of the following, but will (almost always) be ministry related. Blog Posts: I will share my favorite blog posts from the past week from around the internet. (It may be from recent weeks depending on how my schedule is.) Media: I will share my favorite finds in regards to media. This may be in the form of videos, still images, movies, movie clips, music… Basically just about anything media related. Games: If I do a game at my church that is a big hit, then I will share…

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    What is Family Ministry? Part 1

    If you have been following the Family Ministry Blog Tour, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.  As we approach the final days I thought that I would take a moment to reflect on some of my thoughts. You’ll notice that I marked this as “Part 1”. My plan is to take a later post and do a pretty close review of the posts that have been written. For a complete list of the posts with links check HERE. For this post I just thought I would write my current thoughts on this subject. So, What is Family Ministry. I started the Family Ministry Blog Tour to…

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    Discipling Through the Little Things

    The other day I was with my son working on something. In the midst of the conversation I spotted an opportunity to throw a pop quiz at him. I recognized a moment to do some teaching and I jumped on it. In this instance it was a math problem and he got the answer right. As soon as the moment passed it hit me, discipling our kids is just like this. Whoa! A couple days later I found myself doing the same thing with my daughter. After having dinner with some friends my daughter was playing with the wooden napkin rings. She had lined them up against the wall. Almost without…

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    Tribes in Family Ministry

    In yesterday’s post I talked about Deuteronomy 6 and how I interpreted it compared to how many others in ministry are interpreting it these days. Most read this and say that it tells us that parents should be the primary spiritual influence for their kids. I will not argue that, but I don’t think that this passage lets the church off the hook. You see the Israelites thought of family in terms of TRIBES. As they saw it there existed only 12 families in the entire history of Israel. These would be the 12 tribes of Israel. This was true when the only Israelites were the 12 sons of Israel and was true when there…