Tag Archives: children

Urban Public Schools and the Kingdom of God (Part 2)

For the past ten years, I have ministered in an urban environment, and a big part of that has been getting to know and ministering to urban public schools. Our church has served our neighborhood schools in various ways: helping with school supplies, feeding teachers, hosting events, mentoring and tutoring students. For the…

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Urban Public Schools and the Kingdom of God (Part 1)

For the past ten years, I have ministered in an urban environment, and a big part of that has been getting to know and ministering to urban public schools. Our church has served our neighborhood schools in various ways: helping with school supplies, feeding teachers, hosting events, mentoring and tutoring students. For the…

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The Best Offense: Defending Orphans for the Sake of the Kingdom

Recently, I heard an interview with the director of a new movie called American Honey. The movie is about those kids who knock on your door and try to get you to buy magazines. These “mag crews,” as they are called, are mostly made up of kids who’ve been orphaned or who’ve run away.…

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For the Kids

My childhood was awesome. I spent a substantial part of my childhood in rural Indiana, with a large backyard and a wild pack of older brothers. My most vivid childhood memories involve the joy of being small—hiding in our ramshackle fortresses during Nerf gun fights, wandering through cornfield mazes behind our house, crawling…

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I Finally Figured Out How to Form Faith in Our Children

Forming faith in our children matters. It matters to me as an elder in a church with hundreds of children under eighteen. It matters to me because I have five grandchildren ten and under. I am blessed to have two grown children who are faithful Christians. Not perfect, but faithful. So I started thinking about…

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